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The Founders and Treasures of the Wallace Collection Stephen Duffy Wednesday 10 April 2019

This lecture tells the fascinating story of the Wallace Collection’s formation, and also presents many of its finest treasures. The collection was brought together by five generations of one family between about 1780 and 1880. All the Founders were remarkable and sometimes rather strange men in their own right, but the greatest collectors were the 4th Marquess of Hertford and his illegitimate son, Sir Richard Wallace.  

Stephen Duffy was formerly Senior Curator of the Wallace Collection. He has given countless tours of the Collection and many lectures on its art and other related subjects. His latest publication, ‘The Discovery of Paris’, is a book on early 19th century watercolour views of Paris by major British artists.

Image courtesy of the Wallace Collection