Wallace Collection

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Wallace Collection:

see under Wallace, Sir RichardWallace, Sir Richard,
1818–90, English art collector. The illegitimate son of the marquess of Hertford, he inherited in 1871 his father's superb collection of continental art, which he had helped to build.
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After visiting the National Gallery, or Hertford House, or hearing Brahms or Beethoven at the Bechstein Hall, she would come back to find a new person awaiting her, in whose soul were imbedded some grains of the invaluable substance which she still called reality, and still believed that she could find.
The incident happened in January, when Durbar, who has a long history of mental illness, placed a lighted cigarette in his shirt pocket which was in the wardrobe of his room at Hertford House, Solihull.
The heyday of the taste for him was the end of the eighteenth century, when Robert Adam was remodelling the house at Compton Verney and when Manchester House (later Hertford House, the home of the Wallace Collection) was being built.
It remains a house whose collection rivals Windsor Castle and Hertford House.
Recruitment open evenings are being held on the next two Tuesdays, from 6-9pm, at Hertford House.
Wallace was heir to the unentailed portion of the Marquess's estate (which included Hertford House and the art collection now housed there).
Briefly we return to the identification of the Marquis of Steyne with Francis Charles Seymour-Conway, 3rd Marquess of Hertford, and correspondingly of Gaunt House with Hertford House, repository of the Wallace Collection (see Contemporary Review, Spring 2008).
Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, W1 (020 7563 9500)
They were all over each other when they partied last week with Christina Aguilera and her hubby, Jordan Bratman, at celebrity jeweller Stephen Webster's party at Soho's Hertford House.
The 25-year-old diva - who showed up looking fab in a slinky figure-boosting frock - flew in for celebrity jeweller Stephen Webster's do at Soho's Hertford House.

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