THE WALLACE AND FRICK COLLECTIONS AND THEIR TANTALISING CONNECTION WITH KNOLE

The lecture looks at the rich collection of furniture, paintings and porcelain at the Wallace Collection, and how this material influenced the connoisseurship which led to the formation of the Frick Collection in New York. There is a great reason why and how they connect - this circle of collectors also included Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild of Waddesdon, J P Morgan, the Astors, Isabella Stewart Gardner and others of the American ‘Gilded Age’.