Historical version 124 of Christ Church Picture Gallery (view current version)

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  • Christ Church (Entrance via Oriel Square)
  • OX1 1DP
  • Open all year: June (closed Tues) Mon, Wed - Sat: 10.30am - 5pm Sun: 2 - 5pm; July - September (//open every day) Mon - Sat: 10.30am - 5pm (for Winter hours refer to website)

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.

Admission: £4/£2. Free to those who have Bod cards and Art Fund members.

CURRENT Exhibition: 'Raphael's Legacy: Italian Design in the 16th Century'

Exhibition runs 12th February - 25th May 2015

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, better known as Raphael, was one of the most celebrated and influential artists. Despite his early death in 1520, at the age of only 37, his pupils and followers continued to develop their master’s tradition – the two best known are probably Giulio Romano and Marcantonio Raimondi. Their designs for prints, silver and gold vessels, paintings and tapestries dominated the artistic language of the time. This exhibition gives a glimpse into that splendour.

FORTHCOMING Exhibitions:

11th March - 1st June 2015: 'Up close and personal - a portrait of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey'

3rd June - 5th October 2015: 'Undisputed Masterpieces: General John Guise's Swans - Leonardo, Michelangelo, Bellini, Titian'

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