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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Portrait of Dasha

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

Elena Bria
Oil, 116 x 62 cm, SOLD
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Self Portrait

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

Oil, 196 x 163 cm, SOLD
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Homeland

Sarah Brown
Oil, 54 x 44 cm, £3,800
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Lewis McNaught

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

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA
Oil, 39 x 23 cm, £2,250
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The Bovill-Rose Family

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

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

John Burke
Oil, 39 x 29 cm, £5,000
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Mei

Darren Butcher
Oil, 45 x 35 cm, NFS
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Felix

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

Patrick Byrnes
Oil, 67 x 67 cm, £5,000
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Floating Life No 2

Jie Cai
Oil, 120 x 80 cm, NFS
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Oluwatosin

Steve Caldwell
Acrylic, 40 x 34 cm, £4,250
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Girl with Orange Jumper

David Caldwell RP
Oil, 175 x 135 cm, £2,800
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Jess with Red Shirt

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

David Caldwell RP
Oil, 162 x 111 cm, SOLD
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Lucas

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

Nefeli Chrysanthou
Oil, 49 x 39 cm, £600
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Portrait of a Young Dancer

Tule Clow
Oil, 120 x 80 cm, £2,900
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Amanda

Tom Coates Hon PS PPNEAC PPRBA RP
Oil, 76 x 50 cm, NFS
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Studio Portrait 1

Tom Coates Hon PS PPNEAC PPRBA RP
Pastel, 71 x 82 cm, £4,000
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Studio Portrait 2

Tom Coates Hon PS PPNEAC PPRBA RP
Pastel, 71 x 107 cm, SOLD
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A Bit Like Damien Hirst

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

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