Historical version 38 of Christ Church Picture Gallery
- Christ Church (Entrance via Oriel Square)
- OX1 1DP
- 1 October – 30 April: Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 1.00pm & 2pm to 4.30pm, Sunday 2pm to 4.30pm : 1 May – 30 September: Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 5pm; Sunday 2pm to 5pm
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.
'Henry Aldrich- An Oxford Universal Man' (3 November 2010 - 30 January 2010). Celebrating the tricentenary of the death of Henry Aldrich (1648 - 1710), Dean of Christ Church, architect, collector of music and prints, author of books on logic and architecture and considered 'one of the most eminent men in England'. This exhibition concentrates on Henry Aldrich the collector, looking especially at his collection of prints which includes works by Dürer and Mantegna.
Also a Study-Day on 'Henry Aldrich - An Oxford UniversalMan' on Friday 21 January 2011. All welcome to attend this series of lectures. For full details please refer to the Gallery website. Fee of £20 or £15 concession includes lunch/tea/coffee. Please contact the gallery to making a booking.
Forthcoming Exhibition: 'Neapolitan and Spanish Drawings of the Baroque' 19 February - 15 May 2011. The exhibition will introduce the least known group of old master drawings from Christ Church. The twenty nine drawings on display will offer a glimpse into the wide range of Neapolitan draughtmanship,including works by Jusepe de Ribera, Salvator Rosa and Luca Giordano.
Admission: £3/£2. Free to those who have Bod cards and ArtFund members.