A Walk at The Wallace

The Wallace Collection in London is a national museum which displays art collections collected by Sir Richard Wallace and his ancestors, and the Collection was bequeathed to the British nation by Lady Wallace in 1897.

In the gallery is a huge collection of  18th century French art and furniture, and many important paintings and, for the military minded among us, a huge display of swords, old arms and suits of armour.

Let’s start with the Front State Room, with lots of paintings of birds and animals, and wonderful furniture.

Painting in the Front State Room

Painting in the Front State Room

French writing desk

French writing desk

Beautiful wardrobe

Beautiful wardrobe

The above French wardrobe dates back to 1715, and was designed by Italian craftsmen.    Would it fit in your home?

The East Gallery

The East Gallery

Each room had a different colour theme, with fabulous wallpapers as a background to the paintings and furniture

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There is a Front State Room, Back State Room, Dining Room, Billiard Room, Smoking Room, Armouries and a 16th century gallery on the ground floor, all full to the brim with fabulous paintings and furniture, and on the first floor there are Drawing Rooms, Boudoirs, and more galleries.

16th century gallery

The Great Gallery

In the Great Gallery downstairs, there were lots of budding artists sketching some of the paintings, there were folding stools and plenty of art paper and pencils supplied for anyone who cared to sketch their favourite.


Painting by Velazquez

Painting by Velazquez

Another Velazquez

Another Velazquez

And my favourite is this shot of the Laughing Cavalier by Frans Hals, and a possible future famous artist!

The Laughing Cavalier and friend

The Laughing Cavalier and friend

Linked to Jo’s Monday Walk

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. restlessjo
    Dec 17, 2014 @ 18:58:54

    Hi Joan! Thank you so much for this! I enjoyed it immensely 🙂



  2. belshade
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 10:29:21

    Nice shot. Always meant to visit the collection – if only because I was a teacher at the Wallace High School in Lisburn Co. Antrim for some years, a school which Sir Richard Wallace founded in 1870. Des.

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  3. Colline
    Dec 23, 2014 @ 14:52:57

    They made such beautiful furniture in years gone by. I love that writing desk!



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