The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Exhibitions & Displays

Collecting History

Thursday 6th November, 2014 - Sunday 15th February, 2015

Price: Admission Free

The Wallace Collection is not allowed to add to its main collection, which remains as it was when bequeathed by Lady Wallace in 1897. But ever since the foundation of the Wallace Collection, the library has acquired archival material and works of art to help illuminate the history of the collection and its founders. This exhibition will showcase the wide variety of the Hertford House Historic Collection including the often hilarious satirical cartoons concerning the Prince Regent’s obsessive passion for the 2nd Marchioness of Hertford.


Collecting History
Polly and Lucy Takeing off the Restrictions, George Cruikshank, 1812, Hertford House Historic Collection (2007.36)

Press clippings and media for this exhibition.