Christ Church Picture Gallery
- Telephone 01865 276172
- Seasonal times 1 Oct–31 May: Mon & Wed–Sat 10.30am–1pm & 2–4.30pm; Sun 2–4.30pm; closed Tue. 1–30 Jun: Mon & Wed–Sat 10.30am–1pm & 2–5pm; Sun 2–5pm; closed Tue. 1 Jul–30 Sep: Mon–Sat 10.30am–5pm; Sun 2–5pm.
- Website www.chch.ox.ac.uk
Christ Church is unique among the Oxford and Cambridge colleges in possessing an outstanding collection of Old Master paintings and drawings – some 300 paintings and almost 2000 drawings, housed in a purpose-built gallery of considerable architectural interest. The collection is strongest in Italian art from the 14th–18th century and the drawings collection, bequeathed to Christ Church by General John Guise in 1765, is one of the most important in the country, including works by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Dürer, Raphael and Rubens.
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Events at this venue
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Fabulous Beasts And Beautiful Creatures (Drawn By Old Masters)
The charm of animals predates the cat video and they have been subject of many old master drawings. From observation, artists rendered lions, horses, dogs and many more and created imaginary beasts from descriptions. Over thirty drawings with a variety of approaches will be on show, culminating in an in-focus display of…
Wed 29 Mar
Thu 30 Mar
Fri 31 Mar
Forgotten Faces: Portraits from our Storeroom
Seldom-seen pictures from the gallery's storeroom.