Exterior View, The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection

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Interior View, The Wallace Collection
© Wallace Collection

Interior View, The Wallace Collection

Exterior View, The Wallace Collection
© Wallace Collection

Exterior View, The Wallace Collection

Interior View, The Wallace Collection
© Wallace Collection

Interior View, The Wallace Collection

Interior View, The Wallace Collection
© Wallace Collection

Interior View, The Wallace Collection

Once described as “the greatest picture gallery in Europe” by art historian and critic Kenneth Clark, the Wallace Collection is renowned for its extensive collection of old master and 18th-century French painting, exceptional decorative pieces including Sèvres porcelain, and sumptuous interiors and impressive armory – all presented in an historic London town house. Highlights of the painting collection include Frans Hals’s famous laughing cavalier, Poussin’s, A Dance to the music of time and Fragonard’s The Swing. The collection was amassed by the Marquesses of Hertford in the 18th and 19th centuries, and an heir, Sir Richard Wallace. Bequeathed to the British nation in 1897 by his widow, it has been open to the public as The Wallace Collection since 1900.

Collection Highlights


Inkstand,  Ecritoire 'à globes'

Manufacture de Sèvres

Inkstand, Ecritoire 'à globes'
Equestrian armour

Possibly Ulrich Rämbs, Armourer

Equestrian armour
Wardrobe

Wardrobe, Attributed to André-Charles Boulle

Wardrobe
The Laughing Cavalier

Frans Hals

The Laughing Cavalier
Les hazards heureux de l'escarpolette (The Swing)

Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Les hazards heureux de l'escarpolette (The Swing)
The Wallace Collection: Collection Highlights
Inkstand,  Ecritoire 'à globes'
Unspecified, Unspecified

Manufacture de Sèvres

Inkstand, Ecritoire 'à globes', 1758-1759
Equestrian armour
Unspecified, Unspecified

Possibly Ulrich Rämbs, Armourer

Equestrian armour, c.1480
© The Wallace Collection
Wardrobe

Wardrobe, Attributed to André-Charles Boulle

Wardrobe, c.1700
© The Wallace Collection
The Laughing Cavalier

Frans Hals

The Laughing Cavalier, 1624
© The Wallace Collection
Les hazards heureux de l'escarpolette (The Swing)

Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Les hazards heureux de l'escarpolette (The Swing), c.1767-1768
© The Wallace Collection
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