Wallace Collection, September 2013

23 September 2013

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I absolutely love the Wallace Collection in London and thought I’d share some of the photos I took there on Saturday morning with you all.

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Madame de Sérilly, Houdon, 1782.

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Madame Victoire de France, Houdon, 1777.

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Louis XIV, after Coysevox, 19th century.

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Louis XIV, Coysevox, c1699.

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Beautiful blue Sèvres porcelain. I loved how it matched my hair!

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The Wallace Collection is arranged as a series of beautiful room sets with all the period fittings and embellishment. It really is a gorgeous place to have a wander and is stuffed full of treasures.

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Queen Victoria, Sully, 1838.

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Margaret, Countess of Blessington, Lawrence, 1822.

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The Almanach du Roy, Martinière, 1741-2.

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Mademoiselle Camargo Dancing, Lancret, 1730.

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A Child Plucking a Rose, Netscher, 1669.

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A Young Lady Playing the Guitar, Netscher, 1669.

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The Sorrows of Love, Boilly, 1790.

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Madame Elisabeth, Hall, c1780.

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The Duchess of Devonshire and her friend Lady Elizabeth Foster, Guerin, 1791.

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Two unknown ladies, Guerin, 1790.

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I loved the amazing miniature cabinets.

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Innocence, Greuze, c1790.

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The Broken Mirror, Greuze, c1762-3.

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The Inconsolable Widow, Greuze, 1762-3.

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Girl with a Gauze Scarf, Greuze, c1770.

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Girl with Doves, Greuze, 1799-1800.

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Madame de Tillières, Nattier, 1750.

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Mrs Susanna Hoare and Child, Reynolds, 1763-4.

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Mrs Mary Robinson, Gainsborough, 1781.

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Mrs Elizabeth Carnac, Reynolds, c1775.

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Madame de Pompadour, Boucher, 1759.

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Girl on a Swing, Fragonard, 1767.

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Edward V and the Duke of York in the Tower, Delaroche, 1831.

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The Comte d’Espagnac, Vigée Lebrun, 1786.

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Madame Perregaux, Vigée-Lebrun, 1789.

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The Empress Marie Louise and her son, the King of Rome, Isabey, 1815.

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Wonderful eighteenth century French furniture, some of which is associated with Marie Antoinette.

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I missed this lovely plaque of Marie Antoinette while I was there but still wanted to share it all with you. It was made by Francois Lebrun in 1774. Photo: Wallace Collection.

If you are at all interested in really wonderful 17th, 18th and 19th century art and happen to be in the vicinity of Oxford Street in London, then I’d really recommend paying the Wallace Collection a visit. I’ll definitely be back soon!

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