Undisputed Masterpieces: General John Guise's Swans - Leonardo, Michelangelo, Titian

Event date
5 Jun 2015 to 11 Oct 2015
Event time
10:30 - 16:30
Christ Church Picture Gallery
Christ Church
Venue details

Entrance to the Picture Gallery is via Canterbury Gate, off Oriel Square (from King Edward Street)

Event type
Event cost
£4/£2, members of the University free
Disabled access?
Booking required
Not required

In 1765 General John Guise, a soldier and art collector, died. His wife and son had pre-deceased him and so he decided to leave his art collection to his former Oxford college, Christ Church. This extraordinary bequest is now celebrating its 250th anniversary. While the whole Picture Gallery is testimony to his benefaction, this exhibition wants to draw renewed attention to his collection of drawings. They include some of the most important Old Master drawings in this country, with sheets by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Bellini, Titian and many more.

Opening hours: Mon, Wed - Sat: 10.30am - 1pm & 2 - 4.30pm, Sun: 2 - 4.30pm (Closed Tuesdays)