Possibly made in Turkey in the C19th, this war hammer is 78 cm long and the head is 17.5 cm. The head and haft mounts are decorated with gold on a cross hatched ground. There is an inscription on the hammer head, while the central section of the haft is covered with black leather.
Possibly made in Turkey in the C19th this war hammer is 78
Poomchai Chumbala
Kramol Lay Raman
The Wallace Collection
The Wallace Collection
04/23/2017 at 07:54. Facebook
Beware the dragons - it's St George's Day!
Beware the dragons  its St Georges Day
Roxana M. Gabriela
The Wallace Collection
The Wallace Collection
04/22/2017 at 07:43. Facebook
Netscher's undisputed masterpiece, The Lace Maker is one of the most successful representations of idealised female virtue in Dutch art. In Dutch 17th century opinion a woman was easily corrupted if left to her own devices, and, as the home was the bedrock of society, a corrupt wife would not only corrupt her home but also the country.

In this painting a young woman sits in an immaculate...
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Netschers undisputed masterpiece The Lace Maker is one of the most successful
Cat Coull
Kathy Sullivan
Trees Beertema
The Wallace Collection
The Wallace Collection
04/21/2017 at 07:19. Facebook
Decorated with a rose ground and painted in white reserves with birds in landscapes, this Covered Jug and Basin was made by the renowned Manufacture de Sèvres in the mid C18th.
Decorated with a rose ground and painted in white reserves with birds
Connie Griffith Houchins
Laurent Tollard
The Wallace Collection
The Wallace Collection
04/20/2017 at 07:13. Facebook
Don't miss our Director Xavier Bray's free talk today at 1pm on Fragonard's painting Le Petit Parc.
Dont miss our Director Xavier Brays free talk today at 1pm on
The Wallace Collection
The Wallace Collection
04/20/2017 at 07:00. Facebook
'Fragonard is all on fire; his drawings are very numerous; one cannot wait for another; they enchant. I find in them sorcery' -

Find out more about the painting that inspired this comment in a free talk today at 1pm with our Director Xavier Bray.
Fragonard is all on fire his drawings are very numerous one cannot
The Wallace Collection
The Wallace Collection
04/19/2017 at 07:30. Facebook
Representing Jupiter's gift of Bacchus, god of wine, to the world following complaints by the Season and Time about the harshness of human life - discover Poussin's painting A Dance to the Music of Time in a free talk today at 1pm.
Representing Jupiters gift of Bacchus god of wine to the world following
"All of Europe gets its bronzes from Paris". Discover why at our upcoming exhibition Gilded Interiors: French Masterpieces of Gilt Bronze. Find out more here [ Bit.ly Link ]
All of Europe gets its bronzes from Paris Discover why at our
Happy Easter from the Wallace Collection!
Happy Easter from the Wallace Collection
Veronica Kaneti
Ariel Bassano
Hannah Hill
The majority of our gilt bronze was collected by 4th Marquess of Hertford and Richard Wallace in the C19th. This love was apparently shared by Lady Wallace who decorated her private rooms with candlesticks, perfume burners and most notably the Avignon clock – one of the most feted gilt bronze from eighteenth century France. Find out more about the fascination for gilt-bronze, in our upcoming...
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The majority of our gilt bronze was collected by 4th Marquess of
Cathie Corbett
For Good Friday, this Diptych showing the crucifixion was made in C14th France. A diptych would have been used as a portable devotional aid, to help the owner meditate on the life of Christ.

Here Christ is shown on the cross, flanked by the Virgin, who is supported by two women, possibly Mary the wife of Cleophas or Mary the mother of James and Joses. St John is depicted standing on the other...
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For Good Friday this Diptych showing the crucifixion was made in C14th
Barb A. Peters
Laurent Tollard
For Maundy Thursday, this painting from the studio of Canaletto shows the Giovedi Grasso festival in Venice.

Set up in the Piazzetta, rival teams of acrobats are shown forming a human pyramid, while the ropes, stretching diagonally across the picture, enabled another acrobat to ‘fly’ from the Campanile to the Doge’s loggia to present him with flowers.
For Maundy Thursday this painting from the studio of Canaletto shows the
Peter Hicks
Arun Jolly
Maria Victoria Mota
By the 1770s, the aristocracy in Paris were gripped by the craze for gilt bronze ornament. Symbolising elegance and style, gilt-bronze interiors also offered a source of light in the evenings – reflecting candles or firelight to create a mellow glow. Find out more about these gilt-bronze objects in our upcoming exhibition, starts 4 May. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Magda Dragu
Versailles Century
The last few heats for Sky Arts' Portrait Artist of the Year will be filmed in our Courtyard this week. If you are planning to come and view, please note we are operating on 4 timed sessions throughout the day due to unprecedented numbers this year. Make sure to turn up early to claim a free wristband. Follow the link for more details on the filming: [ Bit.ly Link ]
The last few heats for Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year
Nicole Birrell
Explore Rembrandt's self-portrait and his painting of his son Titus in a free talk today at 1pm.
Explore Rembrandts selfportrait and his painting of his son Titus in a
Gayle Joseph
Nick Aschenbecker
These two paintings, both showing two children and their mother, are by C19th French artist Hippolyte (Paul) Delaroche. Though both are united by the themes of motherhood, the mood, social status and race sharply divide them, which is reflected in their respective titles 'The happy mother' and the 'The unhappy mother'.
These two paintings both showing two children and their mother are by
Laurent Tollard
Made in Boka Kotorska, in modern day Montenegro, this C18th stiletto sword has an embossed silver hilt and scabbard.

Stiletto swords were characterised for their thin blades and needle-like point, and were first became popular in Renaissance Italy, particularly by assassins - so much so it was often prohibited.
Made in Boka Kotorska in modern day Montenegro this C18th stiletto sword
Heeran Buhecha Fordyce
Bob Coppins
A power-couple of the time, and possibly two of Van Dyck's greatest works, this pair of portraits celebrate the betrothal of Marie de Raet to Philippe Le Roy.

Find out more about these paintings in a free talk today at 1pm.
A powercouple of the time and possibly two of Van Dycks greatest
Nancy Braybrook Walma
Described in a C19th sales catalogue as 'one of Van Dyck's matured productions, painted at a period when fame alone was the object of his pursuit', here's his painting of Isabelle Waebecke, one of the key members of the C17th Antwerp artistic community.

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Described in a C19th sales catalogue as one of Van Dycks matured
Painted by Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun, Madame Perregaux's portrait is typical of the glamorous, flattering portrayals of female sitters on which Vigée Le Brun’s fame chiefly rests.

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Painted by ÉlisabethLouise Vigée Le Brun Madame Perregauxs portrait is typical of
Lawrence McGarden
Susan Monk
Ulla Sörensen