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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Selected Works

Portrait of Dasha

Antony Bream
Oil, 140 x 112 cm, £12,000
Elena Bria Vlad

Vlad

Elena Bria
Oil, 116 x 62 cm, £5,200
Ilsa Brittain Self Portrait

Self Portrait

Ilsa Brittain
Oil & mixed media, 40 x 30 cm, £3,600

Gelassenheit

Martin Brooks
Oil, 196 x 163 cm, SOLD
Sarah Brown Homeland

Homeland

Sarah Brown
Oil, 54 x 44 cm, £3,800

Lewis McNaught

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA
Oil, 74 x 61 cm, NFS

Self Portrait

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA
Oil, 39 x 23 cm, £2,250

The Bovill-Rose Family

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA
Oil, 74 x 61 cm, NFS

Toby Brown Revising

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA
Oil, 74 x 61 cm, NFS

The Bibliophile

John Burke
Oil, 39 x 29 cm, £5,000

Mei

Darren Butcher
Oil, 45 x 35 cm, NFS

Felix

Patrick Byrnes
Oil, 55 x 55 cm, £5,000

Levi

Patrick Byrnes
Oil, 67 x 67 cm, £5,000

Floating Life No 2

Jie Cai
Oil, 120 x 80 cm, NFS

Oluwatosin

Steve Caldwell
Acrylic, 40 x 34 cm, £4,250

Girl with Orange Jumper

David Caldwell RP
Oil, 175 x 135 cm, £2,800

Jess with Red Shirt

David Caldwell RP
Oil, 87 x 66 cm, £1,600

Joe with Tattoos

David Caldwell RP
Oil, 162 x 111 cm, SOLD

Lucas

David Caldwell RP
Charcoal, 110 x 72 cm, £1,400

Peasant Girl

Nefeli Chrysanthou
Oil, 49 x 39 cm, £600

Portrait of a Young Dancer

Tule Clow
Oil, 120 x 80 cm, £2,900

Amanda

Tom Coates Hon PS PPNEAC PPRBA RP
Oil, 76 x 50 cm, NFS

Studio Portrait 1

Tom Coates Hon PS PPNEAC PPRBA RP
Pastel, 71 x 82 cm, £4,000

Studio Portrait 2

Tom Coates Hon PS PPNEAC PPRBA RP
Pastel, 71 x 107 cm, SOLD

A Bit Like Damien Hirst

David Cobley RP NEAC
Oil, 37 x 37 cm, £4,000

Related events

Bell-Frances-The-Conversation
Artist demonstration
9 May 2019
Frances Bell RP will be demonstrating the ‘sight size’ technique
Caldwell-David-Girl-with-Orange-Jumper-(Ros)
Artist demonstration
14 May 2019
David Caldwell RP will be demonstrating his portrait painting techniques
Cobley-David-A-Bit-Like-Damien-Hirst
Lecture
15 May 2019
David Cobley RP NEAC in conversation with critic and art historian Peter Davies
James-Andrew--Dan
Artist demonstration
17 May 2019
Andrew James RP NEAC will be demonstrating his portrait drawing techniques
Watts-George-Frederic-Lillie-Langtry,-also-known-as-the-Dean’s-Daughter
Lecture
18 May 2019
A panel discussion about G F Watts’ portrait of Lillie Langtry, on loan to the RP Annual Exhibition
Taylor-Michael-Portrait-of-the-photographer-with-seated-girl
Lecture
21 May 2019
A conversation between painter Michael Taylor RP and photographer Alistair Morrison about their collaborative project
Bond-Jane-Jevan
Artist demonstration
22 May 2019
Jane Bond RP NEAC will be demonstrating her portrait drawing techniques