The Oxford Guide - Differences between Version 97 and Version 96 of Christ Church Picture Gallery

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Opening Soon: 'Two Landscapes Revisited". Looking at two landscapes by Viola and Domenichino. 30 January - 27 May 2013.

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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:

"Pathos, Invention and Speed, Luca Cambiaso (1527 - 1585) and his Time". Drawings from the Christ Church collection. 27 October - 11 February 2013. This exhibition with over 30 drawings from the Christ Church collection explores his highly individualistic and passionate draughtsmanship as represented in the Christ Church collection. Included are also drawings by artists who had an influence on Cambiaso, among them Correggio and Perino del Vaga. Additionally, there will be a group of free copies and imitations showcasing the master's widespread fame.

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


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