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Wallace Collection
Hertford House
Manchester Square
London
W1U 3BN
+44 (0)20 7563 9500

This world-class collection of art was largely put together by the Fourth Marquess of Hertford, a recluse who lived in Paris. He was helped by his illegitimate son, Richard Wallace who eventually inherited the collection. They were able to buy many of the paintings, porcelain and furniture that make up the collection cheaply in post-Revolutionary France, because of its politically dangerous associations. Richard Wallace finally moved the collection to England due to the unstable situation there, and added many examples of Renaissance ceramics, bronzes, armour, and jewelry over the years. His wife finally left the collection to the nation in 1897.

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Nearest Tube: Bond Street

Wallace Collection
The Wallace Collection

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