In 1831-32, Samuel F. B. Morse lived in Paris, studying and copying artworks at the Musée du Louvre for his monumental painting, 'Gallery of the Louvre.'
'Gallery of the Louvre' reproduces artworks Morse considered to be important for the education of an American audience.
The setting for Morse’s painting is the Salon Carré in the Musée du Louvre. The museum’s Grande Gallerie is visible through a doorway. All of the artworks depicted are from the Louvre’s collection, but they have never been installed as Morse s