This exhibition offers a route into the Gallery's rich collection of drawings through a greater understanding of the dress and costume on display.

Signifiers of wealth, profession and intent that would have been readily understood by punters in the Renaissance " the choice of fabric, costume, jewellery, accessories etc " are less well understood today, and a little de-mystification goes a long way.The 34 drawings in this show are complemented by the depictions of costume in the Gallery's permanent collection, with intriguing examples by Frans Hals, John Riley and Ludovico Carracci.

Christ Church Picture Gallery

Christ Church, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1DP

01865 276 172


Opening times

October - May

Mon, Wed- Sat: 10am - 1pm & 2pm - 4:30pm

Sun: 2pm-4:30pm


Mon, Wed - Sat: 10:30am - 5pm

Sun: 2pm - 5pm

July - September:

Mon - Sat: 10:30am - 5pm

Sun: 2pm - 5pm

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