Gallery of the Louvre, 1831–1833.

“There were no museums here, as yet, in the 1830s, and no color representations of paintings.” Samuel F. B. Morse (1791-1872) Terra Foundation for American Art. Les pionniers d’un art américain. Samuel Morse, John Singleton Copley, Charles Peales, Gilbert Stuart. “So he (Morse) was going to bring the culture of Europe — mainly the Renaissance Italian masterpieces […]

Susan Walker Morse (The Muse) 1836–37

Samuel Morse The American Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art  An ambitious farewell to his career as an artist. Stymied by a lack of financial success, he abandoned painting for science and inventing. The painting shows the daughter of Samuel Morse at about the age of seventeen, sitting with a sketchbook in her lap and […]