National Gallery of Art Displays Samuel F.B. Morse’s "Gallery of the Louvre"

artwork: Samuel F. B. Morse - "Gallery of the Louvre", 1831–1833 - Oil on canvas - Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection.


WASHINGTON, DC.- The renowned painting Gallery of the Louvre (1831–1833) by American inventor Samuel F. B. Morse (1791–1872) has been recently conserved and is now on view in a focus exhibition at the National Gallery of Art near the East Garden Court of the West Building. On loan from the Terra Foundation for American Art from June 25, through July 8, 2012, the painting depicts masterpieces from the Louvre’s collection that Morse “reinstalled” in one of that museum’s grandest galleries, the Salon Carré. A New Look: Samuel F. B. Morse’s “Gallery of the Louvre” was previously on view at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, from March 1 through June 12.