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Samuel F. B. Morse and the Gallery of the Louvre

Gallery of the Louvre, 1831–33, Samuel F. B. Morse, American, 1791–1872, oil on canvas, 73 ¾ x 108 in. (187.3 x 274.3 cm) Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1992.51, Photography © Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago.


A Closer Look​

Want to take a closer look at Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre? Use the magnifying glass on the image below to explore the expansive and highly detailed painting. ​

 
 
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Figure of Samuel F. B. Morse, at center

Gallery of the Louvre (detail), 1831–33, Samuel F. B. Morse.

Francis I, after Titian, Study for</em> Gallery of the Louvre

Francis I, after Titian, Study for Gallery of the Louvre, 1831-33. Oil on panel, Samuel F. B. Morse, American, 1791-1872, 10 x 8 in. Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago. Gift of Berry-Hill Galleries in honor of Daniel J. Terra, c1984.5.

An artist using a camera obscura in drawing.

An artist using a camera obscura in drawing.

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Gallery of the Louvre (detail), 1831–33, Samuel F. B. Morse.

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Gallery of the Louvre (detail), 1831–33, Samuel F. B. Morse.

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School children visit Horatio Greenough’s statue of George Washington at the U.S. Capitol. Probably 1899. Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952) photographer.

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Gallery of the Louvre (detail), 1831–33, Samuel F. B. Morse.

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Gallery of the Louvre (detail), 1831–33, Samuel F. B. Morse.

Mona Lisa

Gallery of the Louvre (detail), 1831–33, Samuel F. B. Morse.

Gallery of the Louvre Catalogue and Key

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MORSE AND HIS GRAND MASTERWORK, PICK UP A COPY OF THE EXHIBITION CATALOGUE, WITH ESSAYS CURATORS AND CONSERVATORS, AND HISTORIANS OF ART, SOCIETY, AND TECHNOLOGY. (PUBLISHED BY THE TERRA FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN ART). ADDITIONALLY, CHECK OUT THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE, WHICH OFFERS AN HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF THE PAINTING WRITTEN BY THE EXHIBITION’S CURATOR, PETER JOHN BROWNLEE, AS WELL AS AN ELABORATE KEY TO THE PICTURES AND PEOPLE IN MORSE’S GALLERY OF THE LOUVRE. (PUBLISHED BY THE TERRA FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN ART).