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Christ Church Picture Gallery

Oxford, England
+44 1865 276172
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Strength is C14-15 paintings

This is a very small art museum but, for me, the main strength is in the earlier paintings - even... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Martin_Ridgway
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Greater London, United Kingdom
Should have appreciated it more when a student here

As an undergraduate at Christ Church from 1981-4 I rather took for granted its treasures such as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
futtock21
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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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2 days ago
“Strength is C14-15 paintings”
2 weeks ago
“Should have appreciated it more when a student here”
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+44 1865 276172
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a very small art museum but, for me, the main strength is in the earlier paintings - even if most are by Anon or no-one you've really heard of! Then there's a small exhibition space with regularly changing collections of (mostly) drawings -...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As an undergraduate at Christ Church from 1981-4 I rather took for granted its treasures such as the purpose built picture gallery with stone betraying a similarity to that found in Blue Boar Quad dating from 1968 and with which I suspect it is directly...More

Thank futtock21
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Great place. We went to see the animal drawings on display but the whole gallery was lovely. Lady on reception very lovely and enthusiastic. A joy.

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is a less well known gallery and entrance was £4 to see a delightful collection of pictures and artefacts bequeathed to the college. There are some important works and some excellent Italian medieval art works. Well worth the visit....Check opening hours before going!!!

Thank Christopher R
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

Christ Church Picture Gallery I’m sure the gallery does indeed have the 300 paintings and 2000 drawings it claims on its website. But it’s a very small art museum, as art museums go. They try to warn you when they say “For reasons of conservation...More

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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...More

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Reviewed 17 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

Thank Dyova
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Reviewed 25 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...More

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Reviewed 6 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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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.

Thank Kelvin Y
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