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Christ Church Picture Gallery

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Address: Oxford, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 276172

Art gallery based at Christ Church College, Oxford University, contains an...

Art gallery based at Christ Church College, Oxford University, contains an impressive collection of Old Masters paintings and drawing, with an emphasis on 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 and includes work by the masters; Leonardo, Michelangelo, Dürer, Raphael and Rubens. For reasons of conservation the entire drawings collection cannot be permanently on show, but a selection of drawings is always on view. 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.Please refer to website for opening hours.

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Very Good for Art Lovers.

This gallery has an outstanding collection of Old Master paintings and drawings - like works by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Rubens etc. It is open from 10.30 am to 5 pm... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 August 2016
Jaipur, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

A lovely small art gallery hidden at the back of Christ Church college. They have a great collection of medieval italian art and had a lovely exhibition of old master drawings.

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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

This gallery has an outstanding collection of Old Master paintings and drawings - like works by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Rubens etc. It is open from 10.30 am to 5 pm. (Sun: 2-5 pm) You can have free entry to the Gallery with National Art Pass, or you pay 4 Pounds (2 pounds for Concessions) They organize free gallery tours every... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

This is a small art museum at Christ Church, one of the Oxford University colleges. The museum apparently has a very large collection of Old Master paintings and drawings, but only a small fraction is on view at any given time. Nothing really grabbed my attention during our visit. There was no tour available while we were there, and the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

The collection holds primarily Italian art from the Renaissance through 18th century, and you'll also find some surprise Russian religious icons and Dutch masterpieces interspersed. It's an unexpected little gem of a museum, well worth stopping for during a visit to Oxford

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

I have to admit a little disappointment. The exhibition of drawings and prints rotates so that only a selection of the (big) collection is on view at any one time. We were lucky to see some brilliant Durers but missed the Leonardo (shame). There are a mix of paintings by (justifiably) big names such as Filippino Lippi, Tintoretto and Veronese,... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

The paintings are just few and not really famous! You have to pay just to see 10 minutes of a too small gallery!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

The place where Harry Porter caster the sciences. A good place to visit but nothing really amazing to stay longer than 3 hours. Oxford is a small town and good for a day tour for us. Eateries limited there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

Always walked pass here ignoring it, my parents are over from Switzerland and were keen to see as much of Oxford as we could cram in so we decided to give it a go. And I was instantly smitten. Medieval paintings and old Italian Masters in such a little space, beautiful, quiet, I couldn't believe it. The staff were amazing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

I visited this twice it was so good! Incredible collection of paintings from 14 century onwards. The artworks are displayed at a sensible height , you can get very close to them and they reward intense looking . Not all the paintings are in top condition but the Fran Hals , the Bassano , the Giovanni di Paolo, the Piero... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

Thus small gallery has some of the best old masters outside Italy: Leonardo; Tintoretto, van dyck to name a few. It is well worth a visit. And lovely, friendly staff!

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