National Gallery of Art Takes a New Look: Samuel F.B. Morse’s "Gallery of the Louvre"


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, 2011, 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, 2011. “The Gallery of the Louvre will not only enable visitors to learn more about the artistic accomplishments of Morse, best known for his inventions, and will further their understanding of his greatest painting and its historical