- Sir Richard Wallace, 1st Baronet
Sir Richard Wallace, 1st Baronet (
June 21, 1818– July 20, 1890) was an English artcollector.
He was the illegitimate son of
Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertfordand inherited his father's estates, and extensive collection of European art in 1871. Wallace expanded the collection himself, and in 1897, after his death, the collection was donated to the nation by Wallace's widow. It is now located in what was his London home, Hertford House, Manchester Square, London - the " Wallace Collection". His bequests to the people of Lisburnin Northern Irelandinclude the Wallace Parkand The Wallace High School. His town house on Lisburn's Castle Street is now used by Lisburn Institute of Further and Higher Education.
Wallace was created
baronetin 1871 and was Member of Parliamentfor Lisburn from 1873 to 1885.
In 1872 he donated 50 drinking fountains, known as
Wallace fountains, to the City of Parisand to Lisburn. Some can still be seen today. On his passing in 1890, he was interred in Le Père Lachaise Cemeteryin Paris.
* [http://www.wallacecollection.org/newsite/public/templates/tmpl_generic_1_right_caption_sub.php?pageid=219&openmenu=1_26_16 Biography from the Wallace Collection]
* [http://www.wallacehigh.org The Wallace High School]
* [http://www.lisburn.com Lisburn City]
* [http://www.lisburn.gov.uk Lisburn City Council]
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