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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Wordplay

David Cobley RP NEAC
Oil, 96 x 122 cm, NFS
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Studio - Eyes

Vania Comoretti
Watercolour, Indian ink & pastel, 63 x 80 cm, £1,900
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Nude with Book: A Portrait of Dr Victoria Bateman

Anthony Connolly RP
Oil, 140 x 140 cm, NFS
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The Actor

Michael Croker
Oil, 160 x 90 cm, NFS
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Alex Russell, Editor

Eleanor Crow
Oil, 65 x 55 cm, £1,500
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Sonia

Annabel Cullen
Oil, 46 x 35 cm, £2,400
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Decline

Lantian D
Oil, 127 x 97 cm, £20,000
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Elham

Saied Dai RP NEAC
Oil, 74 x 64 cm, NFS
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Salome

Parmen Daushvili
Oil, 45 x 35 cm, SOLD
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Ching-Ying

Simon Davis VPRP
Oil, 100 x 80 cm, £5,000
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Manko and Myrtle

Simon Davis VPRP
Oil, 65 x 45 cm, £3,000
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Fred

Helen Davison
Oil, 45 x 35 cm, £950
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Colin

Katherine Dereli
Oil, 50 x 70 cm, NFS
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Nicola

Davide Di Taranto
Oil & gold leaf, 24 x 19 cm, £3,000
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Richard

Davide Di Taranto
Oil & gold leaf, 24 x 19 cm, £3,000
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Rose at Houghton

Phoebe Dickinson
Oil, 176 x 150 cm, NFS
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Portrait with Chinoiserie Wallpaper

Miriam Escofet
Oil, 69 x 59 cm, NFS
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Scrape On, Pile Off

Jonathan Farningham
Oil, 36 x 31 cm, £750
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Manuel

Peter Field
Oil, 49 x 39 cm, £2,500
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Tom on the Boat

Peter Field
Oil, 50 x 38 cm, £2,500
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Deene

Richard Foster PRP
Oil, 150 x 120 cm, NFS
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Nigel Back Esq

Richard Foster PRP
Oil, 65 x 55 cm, NFS
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Pitt Family

Richard Foster PRP
Watercolour, 45 x 55 cm, NFS
Foster-Richard-The-Inglis-Family.jpg

The Inglis Family

Richard Foster PRP
Oil, 80 x 90 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