Historical version 110 of Christ Church Picture Gallery (view current version)

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  • Christ Church (Entrance via Oriel Square)
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Christ Church is unique among the Oxford and Cambridge colleges in possessing an important collection of Old Master paintings and drawings, housed in a purpose-built Gallery of considerable architectural interest in itself. The collection consists of some 300 paintings and almost 2000 drawings and is strongest in Italian art from the 14th to the 18th century.

The internationally renowned drawings collection in the Picture Gallery at Christ Church is regarded as one of the most important private collections of Old Master drawings in the country. These small in-house exhibitions are changed about every three months to enable the public to see a varied selection from this part of the collection.

CURRENT Exhibitions:

'Temptations to Devotion: Creating the Italian altarpiece in the Renaissance and Baroque'. A selection of Old Master drawings from the Gallery's own collection. On view until 14 October 2013. Old Master drawings from the Christ Church collection, exploring the power of the image for religious purposes.

'Five Drawings by Federico Barocci' (c. 1533 - 1612)

The National Gallery in London staged the first major exhibition of works by the Umbrian artist Federico Barocci (c. 1533 - 1612): Federico Barocci - Brilliance and Grace (exhibition at the National Gallery closed on 19 May). To tie in with this seminal London exhibition, Christ Church Picture Gallery shows five drawings by Federico Barocci from its own collection.

Admission: 3/2. Free to those who have Bod cards and Art Fund members.


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