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Wallace Collection, London

Wallace Collection, London

Francis I. and Margaret of Navarre, Richard Parkes Bonington

Wallace Collection, London

Seascape, Richard Parkes Bonington

Wallace Collection, London

Henri III, Richard Parkes Bonington

Wallace Collection, London

The Polish Officer: Praga 1831, Leon Cogniet

Wallace Collection, London

St. Roch, Carlo Crivelli

Wallace Collection, London

Portrait of Philippe Le Roy, Lord of Ravel, Anthony van Dyck

Wallace Collection, London

Portrait of Marie de Raet, Anthony van Dyck

Wallace Collection, London

The garden of the Villa d'Este (Tivoli), Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Wallace Collection, London

The Swing, Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Wallace Collection, London

Mrs. Mary Robinson ("Perdita"), Thomas Gainsborough

Wallace Collection, London

The Laughing Cavalier, Frans Hals

Wallace Collection, London

Still life, Jan Davidsz de Heem

Wallace Collection, London

Still life, Jan van Huysum

Wallace Collection, London

The Camargo, Nicolas Lancret

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The Arab Tent, Edwin Henry Landseer

Wallace Collection, London

The Grand Turk Giving a Concert to his Mistress, Charles-Andre van Loo

Wallace Collection, London

The Letter­Writer Surprised, Gabriel Metsu

Wallace Collection, London

The Sleeping Sportsman, Gabriel Metsu

Wallace Collection, London

Mademoiselle de Clermont "en Sultane", Jean-Marc Nattier

Wallace Collection, London

Comtesse de Tilličres, Jean-Marc Nattier

Wallace Collection, London

The Lacemaker, Caspar Netscher

Wallace Collection, London

The fish seller, Adriaen van Ostade

Wallace Collection, London

Portrait of Nelly O'Brien, Sir Joshua Reynolds

Wallace Collection, London

Landscape with Carriage, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

Wallace Collection, London

The Good Samaritan, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

Wallace Collection, London

The centurion Cornelius, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

Wallace Collection, London

The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine, Sassoferrato

Wallace Collection, London

Margaret at the fountain, Ary Scheffer

Wallace Collection, London

Perseus and Andromeda, Titian

Wallace Collection, London

The water seller of Sevilla, Diego Velázquez

Wallace Collection, London

Portrait of a Lady with a Fan, Diego Velázquez

Wallace Collection, London

Judah and Tamar, Emile Jean Horace Vernet

Wallace Collection, London

Les Charmes de la vie, Antoine Watteau

Wallace Collection, London

Meeting for hunting ( Rendez-vous de chasse ), Antoine Watteau

Wallace Collection, London

The gallant Harlequin, Antoine Watteau

Wallace Collection, London

The Champs Élyssées, Antoine Watteau

Wallace Collection, London

Outdoor pleasure, Antoine Watteau

Wallace Collection, London

La " toilet " , Oval, Antoine Watteau

The Wallace Collection is a museum in London, with a world-famous range of fine and decorative arts from the 15th to the 19th centuries with large holdings of French 18th-century paintings, furniture, arms & armour, porcelain and Old Master paintings arranged into 25 galleries.

It was established in 1897 from the private collection mainly created by Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford (1800–1870), who left it and the house to his illegitimate son Sir Richard Wallace (1818–1890), whose widow bequeathed the entire collection to the nation. The museum opened to the public in 1900 in Hertford House, Manchester Square, and remains there, housed in its entirety, to this day. A condition of the bequest was that no object ever leave the collection, even for loan exhibitions. Admission is free.

The Wallace Collection is a non-departmental public body.

Collections

The museum's collection numbers nearly 5,500 objects and is best known for its quality and breadth of eighteenth-century French paintings, Sèvres porcelain and French furniture.

The Wallace Collection also displays many other treasures, such as two paintings by Titian, five Rembrandts, nine Rubenses, four Van Dycks, eight Canalettos, nineteen Bouchers, masterpieces by de Hooch, nine Teniers, Frans Hals, nine Murillos, two Velázquez and paintings by Domenichino, Cima, Daddi, Reni, Rosa, Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, Antoine Watteau, Nicholas Lancret, Jan Steen, Aelbert Cuyp and nine Guardis. The museum also holds a fine collection of arms and armour, featuring both European and Oriental objects, as well as displays of gold boxes, miniatures, sculpture and medieval and Renaissance works of art such as maiolica, glass, bronzes and Limoges enamels.

The works of art in the Collection comprise:[1]

Paintings, watercolours and drawings 775
Furniture 528
Ceramics 510
European and Oriental arms and armour 2,370
Sculpture 466
Miniatures 334
Medieval and Renaissance works of art 363
Goldsmiths' work 120

Building

In 2000 the inner courtyard was given a glass roof a restaurant was started named "Cafe Bagatelle" after their collectors' chateau Bagatelle. The Wallace Restaurant is now run by Peyton and Byrne as a French-style brasserie. The architect was Rick Mather.[2]


Departments

The Wallace Collection is split into six curatorial departments, Pictures and Miniatures, Ceramics and Glass, Sculpture and Works of Art, Arms and Armour, Sèvres porcelain and Gold Boxes and Furniture.


Pictures and miniatures

The Wallace Collection's Old Master paintings represent some of the finest works of art in the world, executed by most of the leading artists of their period. The paintings include important works from all periods between the fourteenth to the mid-nineteenth century.

The Wallace Collection is particularly strong in Dutch and Flemish paintings of the seventeenth century and in eighteenth and nineteenth-century French paintings, though there are also outstanding works by English, Italian and Spanish artists. Strengths of the collection include examples by Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck, Canaletto, Gainsborough, François Boucher, Fragonard, Murillo, Titian, Poussin and Velázquez.

The inventory of pictures, watercolours and drawings comprises all the major European schools.
Paintings, drawing and watercolours from the Wallace Collection

British, German, Spanish & Italian – 151 paintings, 60 drawings[3]
French (19th Century) – 134 paintings, 57 watercolours[4]
French (before 1815) – 144 paintings, 8 drawings and watercolours[5]
Dutch – 173 paintings, 2 drawings[6]
Flemish – 8 paintings[6]

Dutch School

Gerard ter Borch – 2 paintings;
Aelbert Cuyp – 6 paintings;
Gerrit Dou – 1 painting;
Frans Hals – 1 painting;
Meyndert Hobbema – 5 paintings;
Pieter de Hooch – 2 paintings: A Boy Bringing Bread and A Woman Peeling Apples;
Gabriel Metsu – 5 paintings;
Adriaen van Ostade – 2 paintings;
Rembrandt – 6 paintings;
Jacob Isaakszoon van Ruisdael – 5 painting;
Frans Snyders – 1 painting;
Jan Steen – 5 paintings;
Adriaen van de Velde – 2 paintings;
Willem van de Velde the Younger – 8 paintings;
Jan Weenix – 13 paintings;
Philip Wouwerman – 6 paintings;

English School

Thomas Gainsborough – 2 paintings;
John Hoppner – 1 painting;
Sir Edwin Landseer – 4 paintings;
Thomas Lawrence – 4 paintings;
Joshua Reynolds – 12 paintings;
J.M.W. Turner – 4 paintings;

Flemish School

Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger – 1 painting;
Jan Mabuse – 1 painting;
Hans Memling – 1 painting;
Pieter Pourbus – 1 painting;
Peter Paul Rubens – 9 paintings;
David Teniers the Younger – 2 paintings;
Anthony van Dyck – 4 paintings ;

French School

François Boucher – 20 paintings;
Philippe de Champaigne – 4 paintings;
François Clouet – 2 paintings;
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot – 1 painting;
Eugène Delacroix – 2 paintings;
Hippolyte Delaroche – 12 paintings;
Gaspard Dughet – 1 painting;
Jean-Honoré Fragonard – 8 painting;
Claude Lorrain – 1 painting;
Théodore Géricault – 1 painting;
Jean-Baptiste Greuze – 19 paintings;
Jean-Marc Nattier – 3 paintings;
Nicolas Poussin – 1 painting;
Théodore Rousseau – 1 painting;
Jean-François de Troy – 2 paintings;
Claude-Joseph Vernet – 2 paintings;
Horace Vernet – 24 paintings;
Jean-Antoine Watteau – 9 paintings;

Italian School

Canaletto, (Giovanni Antonio Canal) – 19 paintings;
Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano – 2 paintings;
Carlo Crivelli – 1 painting;
Francesco Guardi – 9 paintings;
Salvator Rosa – 1 painting;
Andrea del Sarto – 1 painting;
Titian (Tiziano Vecelli) – 1 painting;
(Domenichino) – 1 painting;

Spanish School

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo – 8 paintings;
Diego Velázquez – 2 paintings;

References

The Wallace Collection Annual Report and Accounts 2004–05 HC 832
"The Wallace Collection: Cafe Bagatelle". Design Week. 24 August 2000. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
The Wallace Collection: Catalogue of Pictures I
The Wallace Collection: Catalogue of Pictures II
The Wallace Collection: Catalogue of Pictures III
The Wallace Collection: Catalogue of Pictures IV
The Wallace Collection: Catalogue of Sèvres Porcelain – ISBN 0-900785-27-6
The Burlington Magazine, Vol. 139, No. 1136 (Nov., 1997), pp. 792–794
Walking directions to Wallace Collection from Bond Street tube station

Walking directions to Wallace Collection from Bond Street tube station

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