The Wallace Collection

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Podcasts

If you can’t visit as often as you would like, keep up to date with our monthly podcasts. You’ll be able to listen to our Treasure of the Month talks and discover these often overlooked masterpieces. Also enjoy special themed podcasts throughout the year.

  • Sèvres Inkstand

    Secrets of the Wallace

    Published date: Fri 27th Dec 2013, Duration: 00:03:38

    Sèvres Inkstand

    Helen Jacobson is interviewed on Jean-claude Chambellan Duplesis’ Ecritoire 'à globes' and the inkstand is examined and explained in detail.

    Podcast by Leah Meyer and Nicole Wojakovski

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  • The Swing

    Secrets of the Wallace

    Published date: Thu 19th Dec 2013, Duration: 00:05:05

    The Swing

    The Swing is an eighteenth-century Rococo masterpiece by Jean Honoré Fragonard that explores the themes of voyeurism, seduction and moral decadence.

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  • Gothic Equestrian Armour

    Secrets of the Wallace

    Published date: Fri 13th Dec 2013, Duration: 00:04:36

    Gothic Equestrian Armour

    David Edge talks to us about this amazing 15th-century German horse armour at The Wallace Collection.

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  • Four Ice-cream Coolers by Sèvres (1778-1779)

    Secrets of the Wallace

    Published date: Fri 6th Dec 2013, Duration: 00:03:54

    Four Ice-cream Coolers by Sèvres (1778-1779)

    Dr Helen Jacobsen interviewed by young people about an ice-cream cooler once owned by Catherine the Great, at the Wallace Collection.

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  • The Rapier in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries

    Secrets of the Wallace

    Published date: Fri 29th Nov 2013, Duration: 00:05:04

    The Rapier in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries

    Wallace curator David Edge is interviewed about the rapier swords from the sixteenth century.

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  • Armoire by André-Charles Boulle

    Secrets of the Wallace

    Published date: Fri 22nd Nov 2013, Duration: 00:02:52

    Armoire by André-Charles Boulle

    Emma Birrane and Kyle Matveeva along with Jürgen Huber name investigate a cabinet crafted by André Charles Boulle who was the cabinet maker of King Louis 14th.

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  • The Princes in the Tower

    Secrets of the Wallace

    Published date: Fri 15th Nov 2013, Duration: 00:03:55

    The Princes in the Tower

    This is a podcast by Safirah Umarji and Penina Collins. The podcast is about Paul Delaroche’s famous painting ‘The Princes in the Tower.’

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  • Hercules with the Bull by Ferdinando Tacca (c.1640)

    Secrets of the Wallace

    Published date: Fri 8th Nov 2013, Duration: 00:05:00

    Hercules with the Bull by Ferdinando Tacca (c.1640)

    In this video from the series, The Secrets of the Wallace, we discuss one sculpture of a pair of 60cm bronzes made in the 1640s by Medici court sculptor and architect, Ferdinando Tacca.

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  • True colours revealed - the treatment of a chest of drawers for Marie-Antoinette

    Conservation in Focus Video Podcast

    Published date: Tue 29th Oct 2013, Duration: 00:05:42

    True colours revealed - the treatment of a chest of drawers for Marie-Antoinette

    Description: A short documentary that gives an insight into the conservation of Marie-Antoinette's commode at the Wallace Collection, London. Based on findings from our recent conservation project, we have digitally reconstructed the colours of the original commode to show you how vibrant and colourful furniture of this type could be, something which is perhaps rather startling to our eyes and which may surprise you with its different appearance. http://www.wallacecollection.org/collections/exhibition/102

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  • Turtleshell Piqué Counter Box, c.1729-1750

    Treasure of the Month Podcast

    Published date: Tue 1st May 2012, Duration: 00:14:25

    Turtleshell Piqué Counter Box, c.1729-1750

    This podcast looks at April's Treasure of the Month, a turtleshell, piqué counter box. Carmen Holdsworth-Delgado, Curatorial Assistant, considers the history and context of this unusual and intriguing object.

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  • Vincenzo Foppa, 'The Young Cicero Reading,' c.1464

    Treasure of the Month Podcast

    Published date: Wed 4th Apr 2012, Duration: 00:09:14

    Vincenzo Foppa, 'The Young Cicero Reading,' c.1464

    This podcast considers March's Treasure of the Month, The Young Cicero Reading. Dr Lucy Davis, Curator of Old Master Pictures, looks at the history of the fresco and the story behind the interesting depiction of this young boy.

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  • Charles Le Brun, The Lady with a Fan, Perdita Robinson

    Director's Choice Podcast

    Published date: Wed 1st Feb 2012, Duration: 00:11:08

    Charles Le Brun, The Lady with a Fan, Perdita Robinson

    Beginning our regular podcast series, new Director Christoph Vogtherr considers three pieces from his forthcoming book ‘The Wallace Collection: Director’s Choice’. Looking at portraiture, in its various forms, he discusses Coysevox’s sculpture of ‘Charles Le Brun’, Velasquez’s portrait ‘The Lady with a Fan’, and ‘Perdita Robinson’ by Reynolds.

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