The Wallace Collection and St. James Park

Today we visited The Wallace Collection for the first time. This is a private art collection that was given to the nation at the end of the 19th century by the Wallace family. The family stopped collecting in the middle of the 19th century. Their tastes included Renaissance and Romantic, Dutch, French, and English artists. Although our primary interest was Rembrandt’s painting of his son we found many other paintings of interest.

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We walked home through Green Park and St. James Park and across the river.

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Paul

About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.
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4 Responses to The Wallace Collection and St. James Park

  1. redharparts says:

    Don and I went to the Wallace collection a couple times, at least, for the armor upstairs!

    BTW… something you might think about: because your photo thing uses Flash, it’s not viewable on an iPad or iPhone. Even my Android tablet doesn’t have flash, so I can only see the images when I read your blog from the desk computer.

    • Paul says:

      I learned that it doesn’t use Flash. It uses Javascript. The problem seems to be the size of my pic files combined with slow internet connections. I am going to try to scale down the size and see if that helps. Thanks.

  2. Jean-Paul Dumont says:

    Rembrandt is not a bad painter. Ok, ok! But Franz Hals aint either.
    On the second series, I love the precious pelicans, so pompous, yet so british.

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