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.
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Collection in Depth
The Wallace Collection has one of the most important holdings of Riesener furniture in the world, and we have launched a microsite where you can explore the stories of Riesener’s life, his furniture, his work for the royal French court and his patrons, his craft and his legacy. Most importantly, it examines the furniture at the Wallace Collection, revealing insights into his working methods, the materials he used and the cabinetmaking techniques he employed. Rich with insights from new research and with new high-resolution photography, the microsite showcases the results of a recently completed five-year research project on Riesener, in collaboration with the Royal Collection and Waddesdon Manor.