Samuel F.B. Morse art links 


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Samuel F.B. Morse: The Chapel of the Virgin at Subiaco
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Samuel F.B. Morse

[American Painter and Inventor, 1791-1872]

• Also known as:  Samuel Finley Breese Morse
• Subject matter:  Specializes in Portraits.
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Morse was the inventor of the electric telegraph and the Morse code, and also wrote somewhat paranoid religious-political tracts under the pen-name "Brutus".


    Samuel F.B. Morse Works Online    
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Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Watercolor collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteSamuel F.B. Morse at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
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Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina
Robert Shand

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
The House of Representatives

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
A new museum which, when we last checked, had not yet opened to the public
Marquis de Lafayette (study), 1825

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York
Catherine Ann Russell Nelson (1798-1875), 1822-32

Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York
Samuel Nelson (1792-1873), 1822-32

Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina
2 portraits online

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hunter Museum of American Art, Tennessee
Mrs. George Watson, ca.1825

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages, Stony Brook, New York
(Click on the object number for the artwork title & other information)

Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Connecticut

Museum of the National Academy of Design, New York City
10 works online

Samuel F.B. Morse at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.
The Morse Family

New-York Historical Society
2 paintings online

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Samuel F.B. Morse at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
From "Getting the Picture: Illustrated Letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art"

Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago   NEW!
Francis I, Study for 'The Gallery of the Louvre', 1831/32
Gallery of the Louvre, 1831-33

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland   NEW!

Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts
The Chapel of the Virgin at Subiaco, 1830

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteSamuel F.B. Morse at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteSamuel F.B. Morse at The Athenaeum  
2 works online

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

Samuel F.B. Morse at CGFA  

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

The History Project at U.C. Davis  

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Photo Seminars Online

Why We Think Nature is Beautiful
Illustrated article by Eugene C. Hargrove

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Samuel F.B. Morse  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Books and Posters
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