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The Wallace Collection

Director's Choice

Dr Christoph Vogtherr

ISBN: 978 1 85759 770 7
Size: 190 x 165 mm / 6.5 x 7.5 in.
Binding: softcover
Pages: 80
Images: 37

UK £9.95 / US $12.95

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Part of the acclaimed Director's Choice Series
  • A personal and engaging guide with a unique approach to one of Europe's finest collections of works of art, paintings, armour and porcelain

DESCRIPTION

The Wallace Collection is a national museum which displays exceptional works of art collected in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by the first four Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace, the son of the 4th Marquess. It was bequeathed to the British nation by Sir Richard's widow in 1897. In every category of art represented in the Wallace Collection, there are artworks of the highest quality. It is probably best known for its paintings by artists such as Titian, Rembrandt, Hals and Velázquez and for its superb collections of eighteenth-century French paintings, porcelain, furniture and gold boxes, probably the best to be found anywhere outside France. There are also splendid medieval and Renaissance objects, including Limoges enamels, maiolica, glass and bronzes as well as the finest array of princely arms and armour in Britain.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr Christoph Vogtherr, Director of the Wallace Collection since October 2011, presents his own personal selection of works from this extraordinarily rich collection in this newest addition to Scala's popular Director's Choice series.

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"I look forward with eager interest to the Directors' Choices, not only of all the museums and galleries to which I have never been, but of those, remote, that I have not seen for years"
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