The Wallace Collection, a national museum in the heart of London, is home to an internationally outstanding collection of fine and decorative arts. This book is an attractive introduction to the museum's treasures and the fascinating history of its Founders, the first four Mqrquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace. Assembled entirely in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Collection was bequeathed to the British nation by the widow of Sir Richard Wallace in 1897. Displayed at Hertford House, the Wallaces' former home, the museum presents its wonderful works of art in a sumptuous but approachable maner which is an essential part of its exceptional form.
A stroll around the Wallace Collection is a journey among masterpieces, and this beautifully illustrated book, with commentaries on more than 400 works of art, is both an excellent souvenir and enduring overview of art history.