The Product: Wallace Collection building art
The Wallace Collection building is a national museum housing the art and princely arms and armour of four generations of the Wallace family. Nestled quietly in Manchester Square behind Selfridges, Hertford House was completed in 1788. The iconic Marylebone building was the principal residence of the Marquess’ of Hertford and later Sir Richard Wallace (an illegitimate son) and opened as a museum in 1900. Thomas Ambler redeveloped the property during Wallace’s time, adding the Doric pilasters, modifying the windows and covering the building with red brick facing.
A signed Giclée, this Wallace Collection building artwork is printed on the highest quality, acid-free, light-fast, archival, 300gsm, Minuet Cotton Rag. The heavyweight etching board is velvety smooth with a fine surface texture and is one of the most widely used media, worldwide, for artwork and photography. Using pigment-based UltraChrome and Ultra Violet (UV) inks, the Giclée printing process ensures superior detail, colours and longevity. The print comes unframed and is delivered in a cardboard tube for you to take straight to your local framer.
Need framing advice? We’d suggest a slim, white frame with subtly visible woodgrain and a white card mount, if you wish the frame to disappear – say, against a white wall – and the print to stand out. Equally as effective is the same style of frame in black – as here – also teamed with a white card mount, to outline the drawing and act like bold, precise punctuation! The third option would be to go for a softer, warmer effect with a natural or stained wooden mount. All three will work beautifully, depending on the backdrop, and the look you want to achieve. It’s worth knowing that artworks such as these will often leap out, to striking effect, from a dark-hued wall. You can browse the rest of this collection of architectural line drawings of iconic buildings from around the world, here.
Which size? For wow factor and individual impact, opt for the larger format of this Wallace Collection building art print in A1 size, measuring 840 x 594mm. If you want to include this drawing as part of a smart gallery wall or eclectic grouping of artwork and photography – go for the smaller A2 version which measures 594 x 420mm.
**PLEASE NOTE THIS PRODUCT IS MADE TO ORDER**
Please allow 5-7 days from placing your order for printing, prior to despatch. Normal delivery windows will apply thereafter.