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Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford

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Christ Church Picture Gallery is an art museum at Christ Church, one of the colleges of Oxford University in England. The gallery holds an important collection of about 300 Old Master paintings and nearly 2,000 drawings. It is one of the most important private collections in the United Kingdom. The greater part of the collection was bequeathed by a former member of the college, General John Guise, arriving after his death in 1765. Further gifts and bequests were made by W.T.H. Fox-Strangways, Walter Savage Landor, Sir Richard Nosworthy & C.R. Patterson (Russian Orthodox metal plaques, many enamelled).The Picture Gallery is especially strong on Italian art from the 14th to 18th centuries. The collection includes paintings by Annibale Carracci, Duccio, Fra Angelico, Hugo van der Goes, Giovanni di Paolo, Filippino Lippi (The Wounded Centaur), Sano di Pietro, Frans Hals, Salvator Rosa, Tintoretto, Anthony van Dyck and Paolo Veronese, and drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Albrecht Dürer and Peter Paul Rubens and a great range of other artists, especially Italians.
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  • 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 medi...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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