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The Wallace Collection

20 pics.  Some of the items from the extraordinary Wallace Collection.  Displayed at Hertford House in the heart of London (see Google maps), the collection was bequeathed to the nation by Lady Wallace in 1897 and is free to enter. As well as the sample items below, the collection also includes an extensive armoury and a number of beautiful gold, silver and glass ornaments.  And, here is the The Wallace Collection Website.

Among the paintings can be found two paintings by Titian, five Rembrandts, nine Rubenses, four Van Dycks, eight Canalettos, nineteen Bouchers, masterpieces by de Hooch, nine Teniers, Frans Hals, nine Murillos, two Velázquez and paintings by Domenichino, Cima, Daddi, Reni, Rosa, Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, Antoine Watteau, Nicholas Lancret, Jan Steen, Aelbert Cuyp and nine Guardis.  More information at the Wiki entry.

To view the amazing craftsmanship in more details, please click on an image and then again to magnify,  Enjoy :-).


The Laughing Cavalier by Frans Hals at the Wallace Collection

The Laughing Cavalier by Frans Hals.  Famous for his broad hat  😀 .

Rebecca and Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert by Leon Cognietat the Wallace Collection

Rebecca and Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert by Léon Cogniet.  A little enhanced to compensate for the fading effect of age

At the siege of the castle of Torquilstone the beautiful Rebecca, daughter of Isaac the Jew, is abducted by the Norman Templar, Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert (he’s the one with the templar cross on his tunic). Ulrica, an old Saxon woman who had set fire to the castle, exalts in her vengeful fury at the top of the distant tower.

The Witches in Macbeth by Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps at the Wallace Collection

The Witches in Macbeth by Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps.





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Wallace Collection Vase


Wallace Collection Ornate Clock DSC_2668



Wallace Collection Ceramic Ornaments



Wallace Collection Ornate Cupboard DSC_2605


Wallace Collection Ornate Cupboard DSC_2648


Wallace Collection Ornate Desk


Wallace Collection Ornate Wardrobe


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Strawberry Hill House – Interiors

The interiors of Strawberry Hill House are so well refurbished, that it seems waiting for its first occupants. Whilst the house has few artifacts at present, the trust is raising funds to restore at least some of Horace Walpole’s massive collection.  For pictures of the castle-like exterior, history and essential information for visitors please click here.

These pictures are not necessarily in the order they were taken, do not include all the rooms and it is essential to use the guide-book to ensure seeing everything.

It is worth magnifying some of these pictures, especially the stained glass.  To do so please click on a picture and then again to magnify and then use your browser’s “back” key to return here..  Enjoy 🙂 .

Strawberry Hill House - Ceiling 1


Strawberry Hill House - Gallery Ceiling


Strawberry Hill House - Alcove 1


Strawberry Hill House - Alcove 2


Strawberry Hill House - Alcove 3


Strawberry Hill House - Fireplace


Strawberry Hill House - Door


Strawberry Hill House - Secret Door


Strawberry Hill House - Fireplace 4


Strawberry Hill House - Fireplace 3


Strawberry Hill House - Door 1


Strawberry Hill House - Fireplace 2


Strawberry Hill House - Fireplace 1


Strawberry Hill House - Floor Plaque


Strawberry Hill House - Ceiling 2


Strawberry Hill House - Ceiling 3


Strawberry Hill House - Window 4


Strawberry Hill House - Furniture


Strawberry Hill House - Stairs


Strawberry Hill House - Hound Figure


Strawberry Hill House - Staircase


Strawberry Hill House - Stained Glass


Strawberry Hill House - Stained Glass Window


Strawberry Hill House - Stained Glass Winow 2


Strawberry Hill House - Window 1


Strawberry Hill House - Window 2


Strawberry Hill House - Window 3


Strawberry Hill House - Dress


Strawberry Hill House - Museum