9 May 2019 to 24 May 2019

10am to 5pm 

Open until 7pm on Tuesday 14 and 21 May

Main Gallery, North Galleries and Threadneedle Space

Admission £4, Free to Friends of Mall Galleries and under 18s

There is always so much to enjoy in this exhibition, from the faces depicted in the portraits, both famous and unfamiliar, to the wide variety of high-quality paintings. It is a celebration of the very best in contemporary portraiture nationally and internationally.

Unlike other portrait exhibitions, it is rigorously selected by professional portrait painters who themselves have been elected by their peers to the Society.  It is one of the world’s most extensive contemporary portrait exhibitions forming a showcase of some 200 works.  

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Selected Works

Click on an image to enquire about purchasing a work from this exhibition

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Brian Gay

Alastair Adams PPRP

Oil
110 x 90 cm
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Nick Frost, Actor, Screenwriter, Producer and Author

Alastair Adams PPRP

Oil
103 x 84 cm
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Vanessa

Maggie Avison

Graphite
44 x 36 cm
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Autumn Rains

BingYang Bai

Oil
176 x 106 cm
Baranoff-Elena-Vladimir-Awakening.jpg

Awakening

Elena Vladimir Baranoff

Egg tempera
42 x 37 cm
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California

Helen Bartholomew

Oil
45 x 45 cm
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Cousins

Masha Baur

Oil stick
91 x 74 cm
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Sailor

Caroline Bays PS

Oil
50 x 44 cm
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Mr Moody Junior

Stewart Beckett

Oil
76 x 61 cm
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Portrait of the Postman

Oil
20 x 15 cm
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Hugh

Frances Bell RP

Oil
40 x 45 cm
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The Conversation

Frances Bell RP

Oil
116 x 115 cm
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Walter

Frances Bell RP

Oil
96 x 106 cm
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Clifford, Outreach Worker, Tottenham

Tim Benson PROI NEAC RP

Oil
104 x 76 cm
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Man Looking Down 2

Tim Benson PROI NEAC RP

Oil
32 x 27 cm
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Jude

Rachel Birkett

Acrylic
50 x 35 cm
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Edward

Jane Bond RP NEAC

Charcoal
89 x 69 cm
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Jevan

Jane Bond RP NEAC

Charcoal
89 x 76 cm
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The Music of the Night

Anastasia Borodina

Oil
170 x 80 cm
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Paul

Jason Bowyer PS PPNEAC RP

Oil
47 x 50 cm
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Rat Scabies

Jason Bowyer PS PPNEAC RP

Oil
204 x 102 cm
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Rat Scabies

Jason Bowyer PS PPNEAC RP

Oil
47 x 50 cm

Related events

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Artist demonstration
9 May 2019
Frances Bell RP will be demonstrating the ‘sight size’ technique
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Artist demonstration
14 May 2019
David Caldwell RP will be demonstrating his portrait painting techniques
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Lecture
15 May 2019
David Cobley RP NEAC in conversation with critic and art historian Peter Davies
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Artist demonstration
17 May 2019
Andrew James RP NEAC will be demonstrating his portrait drawing techniques
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Lecture
18 May 2019
A panel discussion about G F Watts’ portrait of Lillie Langtry, on loan to the RP Annual Exhibition
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Lecture
21 May 2019
A conversation between painter Michael Taylor RP and photographer Alistair Morrison about their collaborative project
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Artist demonstration
22 May 2019
Jane Bond RP NEAC will be demonstrating her portrait drawing techniques