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Collection

THE COLLECTION

As one of Britain’s preeminent cultural institutions, the Wallace Collection is home to one of the most significant ensembles of fine and decorative arts in the world.

Highlights include oil paintings from the fourteenth to the late nineteenth centuries by artists such as Titian, Velazquez, Rubens and Van Dyck; princely arms and armour; and one of the finest collections of eighteenth-century French paintings and decorative arts. Visitors can also enjoy superb medieval and Renaissance objects, including Limoges enamel, maiolica, glass and bronzes.

Displayed at Hertford House, former home to Sir Richard and Lady Wallace, this outstanding collection is displayed in a manner designed to evoke the lives and tastes of its founders, creating a special ambiance that remains an essential part of its charm.

'One of the sexiest collections in Europe' - The Guardian

COLLECTION HIGHLIGHTS AND HISTORY

Discover some highlights of the collection, and find out more about how the collection was bequeathed to the nation

COLLECTION SPECIALISMS

Explore more about our collections by taking a look around our areas of specialism

DISCOVER THE COLLECTION

Explore #WallaceConnections, our regular series where we explore the diverse and shared histories of the objects in our care, or delve into Meet the Expert, where our curators explore objects from their specialist areas of the Collection.

COLLECTION TRAILS

Discover more about the Collection with our Collection Trails, available to use at home or as you journey around our galleries.

COLLECTION IN DEPTH

Discover our microsite dedicated to French furniture maker Jean-Henri Riesener, Marie-Antoinette's favourite cabinetmaker.

Explore our Riesener microsite

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Search our online collection by artist, gallery, title and many more