Historical version 66 of Christ Church Picture Gallery (view current version)

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  • Christ Church (Entrance via Oriel Square)
  • OX1 1DP
  • 1 May – 30 September: Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 5pm; Sunday 2pm to 5pm, 1 October – 30 April: Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 1.00pm & 2pm to 4.30pm, Sunday 2pm to 4.30pm

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: 'An Artist looks at Old Masters' - 28 May - 18 September 2011. The artist Jeff Clarke selects over 30 Old Master drawings from Christ Church's own collection to explore the principles of draughtsmanship which cut across centuries; the exhibition includes works by artists like Correggio, Carracci, Dürer and Pisanello.

FORTHCOMING EXHIBITION: 'Jeff Clarke - New Paintings, Drawings and Prints' 19 June - 31 July. Christ Church Picture Gallery houses an exhibition of works by the well known Oxford-based artist Jeff Clarke RE. The works on show focus on urban landscapes and still-life drawn in and around his Oxford studio.

Admission: £3/£2. Free to those who have Bod cards and ArtFund members.

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