The Wallace Collection is both a national museum and the finest private
collection of art ever assembled by one family. It was bequeathed to the nation
by Lady Wallace, widow of Sir Richard Wallace, in 1897, and opened to the
public just over three years later on 22 June 1900. Its first visitors were
variously delighted, amazed and bemused. Among its treasures are one of the
best collections of French 18th-century pictures, porcelain and furniture in
the world, a remarkable array of 17th-century paintings and a superb
The Wallace Collection is a national museum in an historic London town house. In 25 galleries are unsurpassed displays of French 18th century painting, furniture and porcelain with superb Old Master paintings and a world class armoury.
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