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The stunning Wallace Collection reopens the doors to its Great Gallery after two-year refurbishment

(TRAVPR.COM) UK - July 9th, 2014 - One of London’s best art galleries will reopen this September after a two-year refurbishment. The Great Gallery at the Wallace Collection in Marylebone has been described as “the greatest picture gallery in Europe” and contains one of the finest collections of Old Masters paintings in the world. The gallery is located in Manchester Square, Marylebone, in London’s West End, a short walk from Oxford Street. The area is rich in attractions, with some of London’s best shopping and restaurants to be found in walking distance. There are also several great London hotels in the area. To discover more, and to get information on the latest London events, see LondonTown.com.

The Great Gallery features some of art history's most familiar sights, including Hals' The Laughing Cavalier, Rubens' The Rainbow Landscape, Poussin's A Dance to the Music of Time and Velázquez' The Lady with a Fan. The reopening has provided an opportunity to showcase the cultural dialogue that was occurring between the major centres of seventeenth-century artistic creativity - Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and France – as well as reconfiguration of the gallery's ceiling, which will now feature a large central lay light, reflecting the ceiling in the time of Sir Richard Wallace. Other changes will see all internal decorations and gilding refreshed, the replacement of the old wall fabric with a vibrant, crimson silk damask and the installation of decorative wainscot panelling. 

The Great Gallery was built by Sir Richard Wallace between 1872-5 as part of his major extension of Hertford House to accommodate his collection's move from Paris to London. It houses one of the world's most important collections of Dutch and Flemish still lives by Weenix and Hondecoeter and will include some major pieces that were previously positioned elsewhere in the Collection such as Lemoyne's Perseus and Andromeda and Time Saving Truth from Falsehood and Envy. The reopening will be accompanied by an extensive programme of special events and evening openings. For more on this and other London events, see LondonTown.com.

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