LONDON ART, COMEDY & CULTURE LOVERS Message Board › New Meetup: The WALLACE COLLECTION (FREE ENTRY and FREE GUIDED TOUR)
The London Art and Comedy Lovers Group lives on!!
Announcing a new Meetup for London Art & Comedy Lovers!
What: The WALLACE COLLECTION (FREE ENTRY and FREE GUIDED TOUR)
When: Sunday, August 7, 2011 2:30 PM
Where: Hertford House
London W1U 3BN
Everyone needs Art in its many forms for a balanced social life!
Join us this afternoon for FREE ENTRY to The WALLACE COLLECTION and FREE GUIDED TOUR starting at 3pm.
The Wallace Collection is a national museum which displays the wonderful 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, Lady Wallace, in 1897.
Displayed at Hertford House, the main London townhouse of its former owners, the Wallace Collection presents its outstanding collections in a sumptuous but approachable manner which is an essential part of its charm.
It is probably best known for its paintings by artists such as Titian, Rembrandt, Hals (The Laughing Cavalier) 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.
But 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, featuring both European and Oriental objects.
After the Gallery we will head off to a nearby establishment for a drink and a bite to eat (optional).
As the new Organiser of this Group I hope to see you there.
Check it out!