The Wallace Collection

May 21st, 2011

I visited The Wallace Collection for the first time on thursday and boy am I sorry that I haven’t been before. Boucher’s Madame de Pompadour and Fragonard’s The Swing are obvious highlights, but just walking around Hertford House is a joy. There’s a small but perfectly formed Watteau exhibition on until the 5th of June too. If you haven’t been, you must go, it’s free!

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  1. brittany says:

    gorgeous post! i am drooling over all this gold.


  2. Chib says:

    Superbe serie de photo tres tres belle couleur, merci pour la visite a travers de ton objectifs .


  3. Felicity says:

    Ahhh The Wallace collection! One of the MAs in art conservation that I’d been looking at does internships with them and made me salivate so much I almost drowned.


  4. Felicity says:

    P.S Gorgeous images! Your new lens? There’s a definite extra pop of colour :)


  5. i wish i could fly across the atlantic today and go tommorow!


  6. Echo says:

    The Wallace Collection is one of my london favorites. It always feels magical somehow and kind of off the beaten path.


  7. london loves says:

    Wow these pics are alll soo beautiful, I really enjoyed this post! Thanks for sharing!

    London Last Night


  8. Mallory says:

    My trip to the Wallace Collection was embarrassing (but wonderful). I was wandering around. I was starving (as I was the bulk of the time I studied abroad because I used my food money on other things) and my stomach growled ridiculously and almost unbelievably loudly when I was alone in a room with one of the attendant/security people. He turned and looked at me. And I practically ran into the next room. Awkward times.


  9. Orchid says:

    Wow. Simply wow. This is an amazing set of photos! Wish I could see it in real life!


  10. Mae Lu says:

    Everything about this collection is so decadent and vibrant. I love their choices of the pops of color, the reds, the blues, the teals. I especially love the teal brocade wall papered room. Teal is my favorite color in the entire planet.

    I think, though, the picture that stands out to me so much, is probably the wide eyed dog on the golden clock. It looks pretty crazy, like it’s really, really hungry! :)

    Mae Lu @ ~thereafterish.!


  11. katie says:

    oh wow, your photos are so, so lovely! Just discovered your blog via Cup of Jo.

    I love the wallace collection too. Did you go to the tearoom in the conservatory? good stuff.

    katie x
    {glass of fashion}


  12. Nicky says:

    Very lovely photos. I once went on one of their guided tours and made the visit very enjoyable. Maybe something to think for your second visit? I’ve really enjoyed this virtual tour. Thanks!


  13. Melwa says:

    these are absolutely stunning, you’re so talented.


  14. I stumbled across your blog from an inspirational links list, and I definitely find it inspiring. Such gorgeous photos! And I dig the fact that we have the same name :)

    I also like how all the photos take up the entire width of your posts. I’m new to WordPress, and I would love it if you can tell me if there’s any special code or plugin you are using to automatically resize your images. Please let me know! Thanks!


  15. richard says:

    oh that purple wall is devastating in the best way


  16. Nita says:

    Breathtaking to say the least. I would just die to visit a place of such exquisite beauty.


  17. Beautiful pictures! I must go there…

    Don’t forget to update your camera info ;)

    (btw, I mentioned your blog on my blog, hope that’s ok?)



  18. schick
    marvelous photos..I like your accents on details


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  20. Alice says:

    Wow, there is just too much beauty for me to absorb in one sitting.

    Just a Silhouette


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  22. sami says:

    i can’t believe you saw the swing in person! beautiful!!!!



  23. Kristina says:

    Wow, looks like a great exhibition. And I really like the details of your pictures!
    So much gold, super nice :)


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