- I think that only daring speculation can lead us further and not accumulation of facts. Albert Einstein
Visit Wallace Collection London
A free national museum displaying superb works of art in an historic London town house. The collection was acquired principally in the 19th century by the 3rd and 4th Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace, the illegitimate son of the 4th Marquess. The 28 rooms, many recently refurbished with elaborate gilding & wall silks, present collections of French 18th-century painting, furniture and porcelain (many once owned by Madame de Pompadour and Queen Marie-Antoinette) together with paintings by Titian, Canaletto, Rembrandt and Gainsborough, Hals' 'The Laughing Cavalier' and Fragonard's 'The Swing', four armouries and wonderful Renaissance treasures. Dine in the beautiful glazed courtyard restuarant.