Enfilade

Exhibition | Collecting History

Posted in exhibitions by InternMK on August 9, 2014

From The Wallace Collection:

Collecting History
The Wallace Collection, London, 6 November 2014 — 15 February 2015

George Cruishank, Polly and Lucy Takeing off the Restrictions, 1812, Hertford House Historic Collection (2007.36).

George Cruishank, Polly and Lucy Takeing off the Restrictions, 1812, Hertford House Historic Collection (2007.36).

The Wallace Collection is not allowed to add to its main collection, which remains as it was when bequeathed by Lady Wallace in 1897. But ever since the foundation of the Wallace Collection, the library has acquired archival material and works of art to help illuminate the history of the collection and its founders. This exhibition will showcase the wide variety of the Hertford House Historic Collection including the often hilarious satirical cartoons concerning the Prince Regent’s obsessive passion for the 2nd Marchioness of Hertford.