Gallery of the Louvre

Painter: Samuel F.B. Morse

Year: 1831-33

Morse faithfully transcribed what he believed to be the best paintings at the Louvre before transporting it back to the United States for display. He hoped that this painting would expose Americans to the best of European painting. The exhibition of Morse's massive painting was a flop. Today, Morse is best remembered for his invention of the telegraph and Morse code, not his paintings.