10am to 5pm 

Open until 7pm on Tuesday 14 and 21 May

9 May 2019 to 24 May 2019
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.  

The exhibition catalogue is available to buy online now


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Exhibiting artists

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, NFS
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Nick Frost, Actor, Screenwriter, Producer and Author

Alastair Adams PPRP
Oil, 103 x 84 cm, NFS
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Vanessa

Maggie Avison
Graphite, 44 x 36 cm, NFS
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Autumn Rains

BingYang Bai
Oil, 176 x 106 cm, NFS
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Awakening

Elena Vladimir Baranoff
Egg tempera, 42 x 37 cm, NFS
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California

Helen Bartholomew
Oil, 45 x 45 cm, £600
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Cousins

Masha Baur
Oil stick, 91 x 74 cm, £1,200
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Sailor

Caroline Bays PS
Oil, 50 x 44 cm, £1,400
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Mr Moody Junior

Stewart Beckett
Oil, 76 x 61 cm, £850
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Portrait of the Postman

Angela Bell
Oil, 20 x 15 cm, £650
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Hugh

Frances Bell RP
Oil, 40 x 45 cm, £3,800
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The Conversation

Frances Bell RP
Oil, 116 x 115 cm, £10,800
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Walter

Frances Bell RP
Oil, 96 x 106 cm, NFS
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Clifford, Outreach Worker, Tottenham

Tim Benson PROI NEAC RP
Oil, 104 x 76 cm, NFS
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Man Looking Down 2

Tim Benson PROI NEAC RP
Oil, 32 x 27 cm, NFS
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Jude

Rachel Birkett
Acrylic, 50 x 35 cm, NFS
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Edward

Jane Bond RP NEAC
Charcoal, 89 x 69 cm, POA
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Jevan

Jane Bond RP NEAC
Charcoal, 89 x 76 cm, POA
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The Music of the Night

Anastasia Borodina
Oil, 170 x 80 cm, SOLD
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Paul

Jason Bowyer PS PPNEAC RP
Oil, 47 x 50 cm, SOLD
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Rat Scabies

Jason Bowyer PS PPNEAC RP
Oil, 204 x 102 cm, £7,800
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Rat Scabies

Jason Bowyer PS PPNEAC RP
Oil, 47 x 50 cm, £1,750
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Sir Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor, University of Warwick

Paul Brason RP
Oil, 142 x 111 cm, NFS

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