The Wallace Collection
The Wallace Collection
05/26/2017 at 07:24. Facebook
Don't miss our free exhibition Gilded Interiors: French Masterpieces of Gilt Bronze, open until 30 July. [ Bit.ly Link ]
The leading French animal painter of the time, her work characterised by an unsentimental naturalism, Rosa Bonheur died #OTD
The leading French animal painter of the time her work characterised by
Elisabeth Houe Thomsen
Sally Ward
Ann Wardley
The Wallace Collection
The Wallace Collection
05/24/2017 at 07:00. Facebook
It's Quiz Time!

Recently out of our Reserve Gallery, can anyone guess what this object is/ was used for?

Good luck!
Its Quiz Time Recently out of our Reserve Gallery can anyone guess
The Wallace Collection
John Blick
Paul C Torrigino
The Wallace Collection
The Wallace Collection
05/23/2017 at 13:58. Facebook
FREE LECTURE
Dangerous Liaisons: Sir Thomas Lawrence and the Siddons Sisters
Friday 26 May, 1pm

Inspired by the Wallace Collection’s Portrait of a Lady by Sir Thomas Lawrence this lecture by Dr Laura Engle examines a series of paintings that illustrate the doomed love triangle between the celebrated artist and Sally and Maria Siddons, daughters of the famous actress Sarah Siddons. This event...
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FREE LECTURE Dangerous Liaisons Sir Thomas Lawrence and the Siddons Sisters Friday
Gayle Joseph
The Wallace Collection
The Wallace Collection
05/22/2017 at 07:22. Facebook
This painting by Gabriel Metsu is an allegory of the dangers of focusing on the material. The woman is depicted sitting in front of a mirror, a symbol of vanity. She is also holding a double-sided comb, which reminds that earthly goods can be used for either virtue or vice.
This painting by Gabriel Metsu is an allegory of the dangers of
The Wallace Collection
The Wallace Collection
05/21/2017 at 07:49. Facebook
From our exhibition Gilded Interiors, this perfume burner once belonged to Marie-Antoinette.

Considered one of the finest pieces of French eighteenth-century gilt bronze, this perfume burner was just the kind of richly decorated, sumptuous object that Queen favoured. The source for the design was a bas-relief by Simone Mosca in the church of Santa Maria della Pace in Rome. French architects...
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From our exhibition Gilded Interiors this perfume burner once belonged to MarieAntoinette
Hannah Hill
Franco Bernardini
Kitt Noir
The Wallace Collection
The Wallace Collection
05/20/2017 at 07:44. Facebook
Made from bull horn and silver, this drinking horn was possibly made in Iceland in the 14th century, with later additions made in the 19th century.

The horn has also been inscribed with the phrase 'Mead to the memory', and the letter S which if it isn't the owner's monogram, might stand for Skál, a traditional toast.
Made from bull horn and silver this drinking horn was possibly made
Vicki Jeffery
Cailin Wright-Duffy
The Wallace Collection
The Wallace Collection
05/19/2017 at 07:03. Facebook
The leading artist in Southern Netherlands after Van Dyck's death, his work characterised by its lack of idealism and earthy, almost vulgar figures, Jacob Jordeans was born #OTD.
The leading artist in Southern Netherlands after Van Dycks death his work
Sofía Toret
Pascal Vander Goten
Hannah Hill
The leading British marine artist of the time, and close friend and designer for Charles Dickens, Clarkson Stanfield died #OTD.
The leading British marine artist of the time and close friend and
From our exhibition Gilded Interiors, this pair of candelabra was made 1783 – 6.

Standing nearly a metre tall and incorporating eight candleholders, the candelabra also have vases of lapis lazuli, a semi-precious hardstone prized for its intense colour. The gilding adds the finishing touch, setting them apart as works of extreme luxury and expense, while still being characteristic of the...
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From our exhibition Gilded Interiors this pair of candelabra was made 1783 – 6
Ann Cooper
Coinciding with our current focus on gilt-bronze, we have chosen two exquisite late eighteenth century plaques as this week’s #wallacecuratorpick. One representing Love, the other Lyric Poetry, they were probably intended as furniture mounts, placed as decorative ornaments in the centre of a cupboard door or the fall-front of a desk to add another layer of luxury to the design with their...
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Coinciding with our current focus on giltbronze we have chosen two exquisite
Jean Behling
Made for Louis XVI, discover the history behind our set of chairs from the palace of Fontainebleau in a free talk today at 1pm.
Made for Louis XVI discover the history behind our set of chairs
Patrick Pierre
Patrick Mizelle
Sheryl Sommerville
#OTD Louis XIV became King. He heavily influenced the arts of in France during his long reign - here's a taster of his impact on our Collection.
Lawrence McGarden
Ann Wardley
Robert Wellington
From our exhibition Gilded Interiors, this table was made by Étienne Levasseur, one of the finest cabinet-makers of his generation. Intended to display the beauty of the hardstone and enhanced by its elegant gilt-bronze mounts, tables such as this were owned by the wealthiest of connoisseurs.

For more information on this free exhibition visit: [ Bit.ly Link ]
From our exhibition Gilded Interiors this table was made by Étienne Levasseur
No plans for Saturday? We've got a free showing of Marie Antoinette (2006) tomorrow at 2pm, no need to book! [ Bit.ly Link ]
No plans for Saturday Weve got a free showing of Marie Antoinette
Hannah Hill
Rosalyn Reilly
Janet Nader
From our Gilded Interiors exhibition, this pair of wall-lights was made 1787 – 8.

Parisian designers in the 1780s often took classical motifs but gave them a 'contemporary twist'. In these wall lights there is an exuberance and playfulness to counterbalance the heavy neo-classical inspiration. Probably made for Marie-Antoinette’s bedroom at the royal chateau of Saint-Cloud, they were cast and...
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From our Gilded Interiors exhibition this pair of walllights was made 1787 – 8
Laurent Tollard
Peter Read
Evelyn Burrows
One of several paintings in the Collection depicting Prince Baltarsar Carlos, discover more about this painting of the Prince on Horseback from the studio of Velázquez in a free talk today with our Director Xavier Bray.
One of several paintings in the Collection depicting Prince Baltarsar Carlos discover
Dick Russell
Joshua Riches
Fit for a king and this week's #wallacecuratorpick, this splendid Sèvres garniture was bought by Louis XV in 1759, the year he became the sole owner of the manufactory. The pieces are decorated with a so-called 'saffre et verd' ground, a combination of blue and green ground colours, which was incredibly difficult to produce as each colour had to be fired separately. The military encampments...
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Fit for a king and this weeks wallacecuratorpick this splendid Sèvres garniture
Cathie Corbett
Mark Wilson
Gayle Joseph
Tournaments were the perfect opportunity to recapture the 'magic' from the chivalric romances, an aspect which was particularly important in the ‘free tourney’ held in Germany. These tournaments attempted to reconstruct the archetypal medieval battle - affairs fought exclusively by knights on horseback, rich in opportunities for heroic derring-do (and no mention of the less romantic...
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Tournaments were the perfect opportunity to recapture the magic from the chivalric
Clari Baldet
Somsak Viranarong
Sandra Bolam
From our Gilded Interiors exhibition, this pair of vases mounted as ewers was made between 1782 –7.

One of the main attractions of gilt bronze was its versatility and it was used to enhance a variety of natural and man-made materials. The Sèvres porcelain manufactory produced various vases designed to be mounted with gilt bronze. The simple porcelain shape has been radically altered, from a...
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From our Gilded Interiors exhibition this pair of vases mounted as ewers
Gale Spalvins