Peter John Brownlee
Peter John Brownlee is associate curator at the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Brownlee, Peter John
Brownlee, Peter John
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Description: Samuel F. B. Morse’s <i>Gallery of the Louvre</i> and the Art of...
IN NOVEMBER 1829, Samuel F. B. Morse (fig. 1) boarded a ship bound for London, the first stop on what would become a nearly three-year tour of England, Italy, and France. He was at the height of his artistic powers. Still reeling from the premature death of his beloved wife, Lucretia Pickering Walker Morse, as...
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PublisherTerra Foundation for American Art
Description: Samuel F. B. Morse’s <i>Gallery of the Louvre</i> and the Art of...
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 is also one of the last works Morse painted before turning his attention to the invention of the telegraph and Morse 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 the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (April 2013). This collection of essays, carefully drawn from the proceedings of these scholarly sessions, brings together the fresh insights of academics, curators, and conservators, who focus on the painting’s visual components and its cultural contexts. The book accompanies a multi-year tour of the painting to prominent museums across the country.

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Print publication date October 2014 (in print)
Print ISBN 9780300207613
EISBN 9780300259513
Illustrations 106
Print Status in print