Wallace Collection Presents Special Day Event: The Scholar and the Star: The Wit, The Rake and the Italian Dancer’s Daughter

The Wallace Collection will present a Special Day Event: The Scholar and the Star: The Wit, The Rake and the Italian Dancer’s Daughter, on Wednesday 13th October, 2010 at 1:00pm – 2:00pm.

The Scholar and the Star present a talk with readings and reveal how an unlikely trio connected to the 3rd Marquess of Hertford massively subsidised his purchase of major art-treasures for the collection, such as Titian’s Perseus and Andromeda. With thanks to George Selwyn (The Wit), William Douglas 4th Duke of Queensberry (The Rake) and Mie- Mie Fagniani (The Italian Dancer’s Daughter).

The Wallace Collection is a national museum in an historic London town house. In 25 galleries are unsurpassed displays of French 18th century painting, furniture and porcelain with superb Old Master paintings and a world class armoury.

Price: Admission Free
Ages: All Ages
Lecturer: Alfred Bradley and Sue Morris

The Wallace Collection
Hertford House
Manchester Square London
W1U 3BN United Kingdom
Telephone +44 (0)207 563 9500
Fax +44 (0) 207 224 2155
[email protected]

www.wallacecollection.org

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