The Wallace Collection is an art collection in London open to the public, housed at Hertford House in Manchester Square, London, the former townhouse of the Seymour family, Marquesses of Hertford. It comprises a world-famous range of fine and decorative arts from the 15th to the 19th centuries with large holdings of French 18th-century paintings, furniture, arms & armour, porcelain and Old Master paintings arranged into 25 galleries.\nIt was established in 1897 from the private collection mainly created by Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford (1800\u20131870), who left both it and the house to his illegitimate son Sir Richard Wallace (1818\u20131890), whose widow bequeathed the entire collection to the nation. The collection opened to permanent... (Read more on Wikipedia)
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