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Dinner in the Great Gallery 2016
Dinner in the Great Gallery 2016
The Middle - Tom Ellis at the Wallace Collection
The Middle - Tom Ellis at the Wallace Collection
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The Great Gallery

Now available for events


The Great Gallery, one of the finest collections of Old Master paintings in the world, is now available for private event hire. The largest gallery-based entertaining space in Hertford House, the Great Gallery was purposed built by Sir Richard Wallace to house the most prized artworks in his Collection.

Following extensive refurbishment in 2014, the gallery was restored to its former splendour, and today guests are invited to dine alongside masterpieces such as The Rainbow Landscape by Rubens, Perseus and Andromeda by Titan and the iconic Laughing Cavalier by Frans Hals. With only a limited number of events held in this gorgeous gallery per year, the Great Gallery remains a truly exclusive and prestigious venue in which to entertain your guests.

The Great Gallery provides a lavish setting for seated dinners or drinks receptions and can even host more unconventional events. Having previously been the backdrop to fashion launches, salon events and concerts, the Great Gallery has the potential to suit diverse functions. The Events Team will be happy to discuss your event in detail.

As Richard Wallace once opened this prize painting gallery to the public, we are now thrilled to open it to you.

To find out more about venue hire or to book your event, please call 020 7563 9507 or email



The Middle: Tom Ellis at the Wallace Collection

15 September – 27 November 2016


This September the Wallace Collection presents a new, contemporary exhibition of the work of Tom Ellis. Through a specially commissioned series of paintings and self-made furniture, Tom Ellis: The Middle will redefine the notion of public and private space and examine how the status of the space impacts the objects displayed within it.

Echoing the Wallace Collection’s domestic curation, The Middle will be on display in three different spaces within the Museum, displaying enigmatic figurative paintings alongside furniture. By presenting these artworks in the surrounds of Hertford House, The Middle offers a rare opportunity to view contemporary works in direct dialogue with historic fine and decorative art.

Ellis is a British artist, living and working in London and his work has been widely exhibited in the UK and abroad. The Middle sees Ellis’ work being displayed against the opulent backdrop of Hertford House, juxtaposing painting and furniture, the contemporary and the historic, addressing whether these juxtapositions of objects affects their status as art.

From Thursday 15th September, private views of Tom Ellis: The Middle will be available to enhance evening events at the Wallace Collection.

To find out more about this exciting new opportunity or to book your reception and private view, please call 020 7563 9507 or email