Thursday, 9 July 2009

Cherry Red

We were greeted, effusively,
at the entrance to the Wallace Collection
and shown the way to the cloakroom.

The Lace Maker
Caspar Netscher(1639 - 1684)

The cloakroom attendant smiled
and wished us an enjoyable afternoon
and the lady on the till in the shop
was charmingly helpful
as we chose our postcards.

Miss Elizabeth Haverfield
Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788)

As she served our cream tea
the friendly waitress
in the elegant courtyard cafe
murmured that the Wallace Collection
is the best kept secret in London.

An Armenian Woman
Charles-Zacharie Landelle (1821-1908)

How could we disagree?

all images © Wallace Collection

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