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The Wallace Collection, the Frick Collection, NY and Knole Hilary Williams Tuesday 18 February 2020

Amazingly the connoisseurship which led to the sumptuous collections at the Wallace Collection in London and the Frick in New York, is lined by a circle of patrons, dealers and taste.  Apart from Sir Richard and Lady Wallace and the American industrialist Henry Clay Frick, there was someone who worked for them all, who then left a related fortune to the mother of Vita Sackville West.  Therein lies a great story.