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The Founders and Treasures of the Wallace Collection Stephen Duffy Wednesday 15 January 2020

The Wallace Collection, a national museum containing an outstanding array of paintings, furniture, porcelain, arms and armour, and other works of art, was brought together by five generations of one family between about 1760 and 1880.  All the Founders were remarkable men in their own right, but the greatest collectors were the 4th Marquess of Hertford, and his illegitimate son, Sir Richard Wallace, who lived most of their lives in Paris.  This lecture tells the fascinating story of the Wallace Collections formation, and also presents many of its finest treasures.