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Christ Church Picture Gallery

Christ Church Picture Gallery is an art museum holding an important collection of about 300 Old Master paintings and almost 2,000 drawings and is one of the most important private collections in the United Kingdom.

The Art of Christ Church Picture Gallery

The majority of the collection held at Christ Church Picture Gallery was bequeathed by a former member of the college, General John Guise. The pieces arrived after his death in 1765. More gifts and bequests were made by W. T. H. Fox-Strangways, Walter Savage Landor, Sir Richard Nosworthy & C.R. Patterson.

The Christ Church Picture Gallery has a large collection of Italian art from the 14th to 18th centuries. This includes paintings by Annibale Carracci, Duccio, Fra Angelico, Hugo van der Goes, Giovanni di Paolo, Filippino Lippi, Sano di Pietro, Frans Hals, Salvator Rosa, Tintoretto, Anthony van Dyck and Paolo Veronese.

Amongst their valued drawings are those made by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Albrecht Dürer and Peter Paul Rubens.

Visiting Christ Church Picture Gallery

Website: https://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/gallery

Address: Oriel Square, Oxford OX1 4EP.

Phone: 01865 276172.

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