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First created 4 Sep 2011. Version 1.0 - 7 Sep 2011. Jerry Tse. London. Wallace Collection All rights reserved. Rights belong to their respective owners. Available free for non-commercial and personal use.
The Entrance Hall with its beautiful bronze gilded staircase balustrade made in France in 1719.
The Collection The museum has a large number of armours and weapons, including armours from other parts of the world, particularly India. The museum has an impressive collection of French and Italian ceramic. Its collection of Serves ware is vast and varies. The house is filled with French Rococo furniture of 18C. It has a large collection of paintings, in particular French Rococo paintings, French Orientalism and Dutch 17C paintings, supplemented by Venetian vedute paintings.
The collection of artefacts are found mainly on the ground floor.
History & Fountain The building was the family home of Marquess of Hertford. In 1897, Lady Wallace, who was French, died and left the collection and the house to the nation. The Wallace Collection was opened to the public as a national museum in 1990. The family had a long association with France. The 3 rd Marquess wife settled in Paris, in 1802. The 4 th Marquess moved more or less permanently to Paris in 1838. The last heir Sir Richard Wallace grew up and lived in Paris. In 1872, it was Richard Wallace who donated some 50 drinking fountains to Paris, after his experience of the 1870 siege of Paris by the Prussian army. The fountains are common sights of Paris today.
All rights reserved. Rights belong to their respective owners. Available free for non-commercial and personal use. The End Music – Parisienne Walkway composed by Gary Moore, from the album Guitar Moods.