Historical version 113 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 Exhibition:

'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.

Forthcoming Exhibition:

'Beauty, Grace and Power', the horse in drawings of the Renaissance and Baroque. 2 October - 23 December 2013 Admission: 3/2. Free to those who have Bod cards and Art Fund members.

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