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The Wallace Collection

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by Mike Whyte (subscribe)
Published July 6th 2014
A Collection that will also make you smile

You might need to take a map to find it, but when you do, the Wallace Collection is definitely something you will be glad you made the effort to go to.

In this sumptuous historic London town house you will find some great examples of 18th and 19th Century art, and all for free, thanks to the widow of Sir Richard Wallace bequeathing the collection to the nation in 1897.

About the collection then, expect to find Sculpture, Arms & Armour, and Ceramics amongst other things - some good ideas for you would be the Spanish medieval pottery, and the Indian, Persian and Turkish weaponry, believed to be one of the finest collections of its kind in the UK.

If you're not convinced, or in a rush, then the collection is worthy of your attention for one thing especially, and you really would be doing yourself a disservice if you decide not to see it for yourself - for the Wallace Collection houses the original painting by Hals "The Laughing Cavalier". The up-turned moustache and goatee beard wearing cavalier is a true masterpiece, known by all, and therefore at a grand sum of zero pounds to see it up close, is an absolute bargain if ever there was one...

Whether you are an art fan, a historian (or indeed an art historian), or simply just an inquisitive person like me, take yourself to the Wallace collection and be inspired by the art of yesteryear.

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Why? Be dazzled by some really classic examples of art from yesteryear
When: 10am - 5pm every day
Phone: 44 (0)207 563 9500
Where: The Wallace Collection Hertford House Manchester Square London W1U 3BN
Cost: Free
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