The Wallace Collection
Set in a historic London town house, The Wallace Collection provides the ultimate antidote to the reigning white cube aesthetic. It was established in 1897 from the collection of the first four Marquesses of Hertford, via the fourth Marquess’ illegitimate son (Sir Richard Wallace) and his generous widow. Best known for holding works by Titian, Rembrandt and Velázquez, it is the natural resting place of the famous Laughing Cavalier by Frans Hals. The collection of French furniture and Sèvres porcelain is the finest outside France, while there’s enough arms and armour to start a war. And the best bit? No painting can ever leave the premises, so you’ll never find your favourite Old Master on loan.
Tel: 020 7563 9500