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Henry Bone, Lady Hamilton as a Bacchante, after Vigée Le Brun, 1803
Henry Bone, Lady Hamilton as a Bacchante, after Vigée Le Brun, 1803

Miniatures collection now available to buy as prints

Posted on 24 September 2009

The entire miniatures collection is now available to buy as prints using our online print sales website Wallace Prints. As part of the Collection’s ongoing photography project, we are delighted to present new photography of this fascinating collection, which includes Henry Bone’s portrait of Emma Hamilton as Bacchante. Please visit the website at http://www.wallaceprints.org/

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Peter Paul Rubens, The Rainbow Landscape, c.1636
Peter Paul Rubens, The Rainbow Landscape, c.1636

Call for papers: Marketmakers: Art Collectors, Dealers, and Advisors in Nineteenth-Century Europe and America

Posted on 09 September 2009

The Wallace Collection, London and the Frick Collection, New York are organising a joint conference on the history of collections and collectors during the nineteenth century to take place over two sessions.

The first will be a two-day colloquium in London on 2 and 3 December, 2010, concentrating on European collecting, in particular in Britain, from c1800 to c1870; there will be a second conference in New York, 4-5 March 2011, focussing on the following...

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Portrait of Mrs. Robinson ('Perdita') by Thomas Gainsborough
Portrait of Mrs. Robinson ('Perdita') by Thomas Gainsborough

Special Display - Mrs. Robinson Returns: Two versions of 'Perdita' on show for the first time

Posted on 08 September 2009

13 August 2009 - 21 September 2009

For just one month, by gracious permission of Her Majesty the Queen, visitors will have the unique opportunity to see two versions of one of the eighteenth century’s most famous portraits, of one of the first true celebrities in the modern sense, Mrs. Mary Robinson, better known as ‘Perdita’.

The seventeen year old Prince of Wales (later George IV) became infatuated with Mrs. Robinson in 17...

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Brizo, 'A Shepherd's Dog', Rosa Bonheur, 1864, P365
Brizo, 'A Shepherd's Dog', Rosa Bonheur, 1864, P365

Nineteenth-Century Paintings: Redisplay of the Nineteenth-Century Paintings

Posted on 04 September 2009

Until December this year many of our nineteenth-century paintings are being shown in the exhibition galleries on the Lower Ground Floor in a special display entitled From Romance to Sentiment. The galleries on the First Floor where they will eventually be shown are now being refurbished, giving us the opportunity to present these major works against a deep (blue) colour characteristic of the period when they were painted. Among the pictures are major works by Delacroix, Bonington, Delar...

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