At the Wallace Collection, London

Virtually explore the Wallace Collection with Smarthistory as your guide

Some background

videos + essays

Link to the Wallace Collection's website

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, <em>The Swing</em>
Jean-Honoré Fragonard, The Swing

What’s that dog yapping about? This mischievous woman throws caution—and her slipper—to the wind.

Rosa Bonheur, <em>Sheep in the Highlands</em>
Rosa Bonheur, Sheep in the Highlands

Before the artist could paint this pastoral scene, she had to petition the government… for the right to wear pants.

Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun, <em>Madame Perregaux</em>
Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun, Madame Perregaux

Vigée Le Brun’s eye for drama and love of theatrical play bring this aristocratic portrait to life.