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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Self Portrait

Massimo Franco
Oil, 20 x 17 cm, £1,100
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This is Me

Isabel Garmon
Oil, 46 x 36 cm, SOLD
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Hanako

David Gleeson
Acrylic, 41 x 48 cm, £6,700
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Los Faralaes

David Graham RP
Oil, 92 x 84 cm, £7,000
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Martha

David Graham RP
Oil, 122 x 112 cm, £7,000
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Venice

David Graham RP
Oil, 41 x 46 cm, £800
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A Woman with a Book

Valeriy Gridnev PS ROI RP
Oil, 113 x 94 cm, NFS
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Kit Heath (Foster)

Evgeny Grouzdev
Oil, 55 x 45 cm, NFS
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Sonny Boy (Foster)

Evgeny Grouzdev
Oil, 55 x 45 cm, NFS
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Self Portrait, Oundle School Studio

Nick Grove
Oil, 120 x 95 cm, NFS
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David

James Hague RP
Oil, 45 x 30 cm, NFS
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Stan

James Hague RP
Oil, 20 x 25 cm, NFS
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Tom

James Hague RP
Oil, 114 x 84 cm, NFS
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Fay Diakowicz

Paul Harber
Watercolour, 60 x 42 cm, £2,000
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Penny - Actor and Writer

Julie Held NEAC
Mixed media, 152.5 x 91.5 cm, £6,000
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In My Room

Andrew Hitchcock
Graphite, 86 x 61 cm, £1,500
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Condition: Albinism

Veronique Hoog
Oil, 48 x 38 cm, NFS
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Adam

Benjamin Hope NEAC PS ARSMA
Oil, 60 x 60 cm, £2,000
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Omar

Benjamin Hope NEAC PS ARSMA
Oil, 78 x 65 cm, £2,000
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Mixed Emotions 05

Emma Hopkins RP
Oil, 32 x 24 cm, NFS
Hopkins-Emma-Robert-and-Martha-103x60cm-oil-on-polyester.jpg

Robert and Martha

Emma Hopkins RP
Oil, 107 x 64 cm, NFS
Hopkins-Emma-Study-of-worry-01-47x33cm-Oil-.jpg

Study of Worry 01

Emma Hopkins RP
Oil, 51 x 37 cm, NFS
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Study of Worry 02

Emma Hopkins RP
Oil, 51 x 37 cm, NFS
Huang-Li-Messages-from-Mum.jpg

Messages from Mum

Li Huang
Oil, 79 x 56.5 cm, NFS
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Man in the White T

Owain Hunt
Oil, 40 x 30 cm, SOLD

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Artist demonstration
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Frances Bell RP will be demonstrating the ‘sight size’ technique
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Artist demonstration
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David Caldwell RP will be demonstrating his portrait painting techniques
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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