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Samuel F. B. Morse's "Gallery of the Louvre" and the Art of Invention
Edited by Peter John Brownlee

Samuel F. B. Morse’s (1791–1872) Gallery of the Louvre (1831–33) is one of the most significant, and enigmatic,works of early 19th-century American art. It isalso one of the last works Morse painted before turninghis attention to the invention of the telegraph andMorse code.

A signature painting in the collection of the Terra Foundation for American Art, Gallery of the Louvre underwent an extensive conservation treatment in 2010–11 and was the focus of three symposia held at the Yale University Art Gallery (April 2011), the National Gallery of Art (April 2012), and...


2014   224 pp.  135 color illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300207613  $45.00 sc

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