The Wallace Collection
The Wallace Collection is a national museum which displays the wonderful works of art collected in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by the first four Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace, the son of the 4th Marquess. It was bequeathed to the British nation by Sir Richard’s widow, Lady Wallace, in 1897.
It is probably best known for its paintings by artists such as Titian, Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Velázquez and for its superb collections of eighteenth-century French paintings, porcelain, furniture and gold boxes, probably the best to be found anywhere outside France.
Less well known is that the Wallace Collection features one of the finest groups of princely arms and armour in Europe and, alongside this, splendid medieval and Renaissance objects.
Anne Fay (Ms)
Head of Education