The Wallace Collection
Lecture | St Andrew's Parish Centre
Tuesday 22 November 2016 - 16:00 until 18:45
The Warwickshire committee's annual tea and lecture in Shottery features a talk on the Wallace Collection, a national museum containing an outstanding array of paintings, furniture, porcelain, arms and armour and other works of art, which was brought together by five generations of one family between c 1760 and 1880. All the founders were remarkable men in their own right, but the greatest collectors were the 4th Marquess of Hertford and his illegitimate son, Richard Wallace, who lived most of their lives in Paris. This lecture tells the fascinating story of the foundation of the Wallace Collection and also presents many of its finest treasures.
This event has been organised by the Warwickshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.