Considered as the most important collection of private art donated to the British State in the XX Century, the Wallace Collection is situated inside Herford House, a late 18th Century palace facing Manchester Square, in London.
The collection includes a wide collection of French works from the XVIII Century with paintings by Fragonard, Poussin, Boucher and Watteau, Italian works by Tiziano, Foppa, Canaletto and Guardi, Spanish paintings by Velazquez and Murillo, Flemish masters (Hals, Rembrandt, Rubens), and paintings by French and English contemporary painters.
It also includes manufactured works from Versailles, vintage furniture, precious pottery from Limoges, majolicas, bronzes, antique armour and Oriental works of art.
The collection was donated to the United Kingdom in 1897 by his widow, following the will of Sir Richard Wallace. The museum was opened in 1900 and is still one of the most appreciated attractions in London.