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“Nice collection but very small number of works on view”

Christ Church Picture Gallery
Ranked #93 of 187 things to do in Oxford
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Owner description: 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.
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 website states there are free tours only on Monday afternoons at 2:30 pm (a strange choice as I would imagine that's not the time of the highest volume of visitors). Admission charge is GBP 4 per adult.

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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

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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 a mix of paintings by (justifiably) big names such as Filippino Lippi, Tintoretto and Veronese, Renaissance through to High Renaissance and Baroque. Elsewhere there are also quite a few "school of" and "studio of", some from earlier periods such as 14th Century Tuscany, but here the quality wavers, some are quite battered by the passage of time, and you may have to search hard to find a little magic.

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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.

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