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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Dan

Andrew James RP NEAC
Pencil, 69 x 53 cm, £2,500
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My Brother, Ben

Oliver Jones
Oil, 75 x 60 cm, NFS
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Self Portrait

Alan Knight
Oil, 30 x 30 cm, £400
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Trust

Anne Koldsø
Oil, 45 x 43 cm, £700
Kuck-Sandra-My-Dear-Angus.jpg

My Dear Angus

Sandra Kuck
Oil, 71 x 71 cm, £23,500
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The Executive Chef

Peter Kuhfeld RP NEAC
Oil, 47 x 47 cm, NFS
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Andy as the Jester

Kathryn Kynoch
Oil, 147 x 97 cm, £12,000
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The Life Model Resting

Kathryn Kynoch
Oil, 172 x 108 cm, £13,500
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Self

Graham Lacey
Oil, 30 x 36 cm, £400
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Jean

Yvonne Langley
Oil, 40 x 40 cm, £400
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Jean

Yvonne Langley
Oil, 34 x 34 cm, NFS
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Alice

Sara Lavelle
Oil, 85 x 50 cm, £700
Lessore-John-John-Wonnacott-drawing-Michelangelos-Pieta.jpg

John Wonnacott drawing Michelangelo's Pieta

John Lessore
Oil, 90 x 150 cm, NFS
Levi-Lorena-Mothers-and-Daughters.jpg

Mothers and Daughters

Lorena Levi
Oil, 75 x 51 cm, £1,250
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Peaches

Matthew Manao
Oil, 30 x 30 cm, £450
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Zara, Ella and Ben

Luke Martineau
Oil, 100 x 115 cm, NFS
McKendry-Kenny-The-Gallery-Owner.jpg

The Gallery Owner

Oil, 46 x 36 cm, NFS
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Oil Sketch of Barrie

Mick McNicholas
Oil, 30 x 26 cm, £300
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David Morgan-Hewitt

June Mendoza AO OBE RP ROI
Oil, 122 x 145 cm, NFS
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Edward and Harry Warburton

June Mendoza AO OBE RP ROI
Oil, 122 x 145 cm, NFS
Meng-Yun-Preoccupied-with-Something.jpg

Preoccupied with Something

Yun Meng
Oil, 126 x 96 cm, £7,600
Mitchell-Julian-Miss-Fitton-Hayward.jpg

Miss Fitton-Hayward

Julian Mitchell
Oil, 35 x 25 cm, NFS
Moon-Sarah-Jane-Bird-La-Bird.jpg

Bird La Bird

Sarah Jane Moon
Oil, 154 x 124 cm, £7,400
Moon-Sarah-Jane-Untitled-Portrait-of-my-Girlfriend.jpg

Untitled (Portrait of my Girlfriend)

Sarah Jane Moon
Oil, 154 x 114 cm, £5,600
Morris-Anthony-Sergeant-Edgar-Roylands-Cooper.jpg

In Memory of Stg Edgar Roylands Cooper, 23rd Bn Royal Fusiliers

Anthony Morris RP NEAC
Oil, 57 x 47 cm, NFS

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