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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Collected Wallace

In the Nineteenth Century, there was a chap called Wallace who was noted for building columns and fountains in Paris and - less well known - inLos Angeles

This is the front of the Wallace Collection in Manchester Square. It is one of the lesser known and visited museums, but it is free and has the most astonishing collection of paintings, do visit. My favorite is a little painting, The Hermit, by Gerrit Dou (pronounced cherrit - ch as in Loch- dow to rhyme with cow) who was learning from Rembrant aged 15.

posted by Ham at 00:14 -- Comments here: 7

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Blogger Pierre said ... (07:40) : 



Blogger Eric said ... (08:46) : 

I had never noticed but this Wallace is everywhere in Paris and surrondings. He has boulevards, statues... and of course all these fountains.

So, there are plenty in Paris, some in Los Angeles one, at least, in London, we could launch a "look for a Wallace fountain in your town" competition!


Blogger Ham said ... (12:13) : 

I found this one too, does it count?


Anonymous FredB said ... (22:29) : 

Hey, good idea, Eric! :)
Apart from Ham's Wallace ;), here are some extra information featuring worldwide locations. Pictures are missing though...
We learn there that late singer Maurice Chevalier and sex-symbol, animals activist (and right wing politically oriented) Brigitte Bardot have their own..


Blogger Rodney said ... (22:17) : 

Great shot! I think we have some of these in Southern California at UCLA.


Blogger Michael said ... (18:52) : 

I forgot about this one, and now I can't see the photo. Does blogger erase archived shots?


Blogger Michael said ... (22:47) : 

Whew...the photo's back.


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