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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Peter Bolton with his Norton International Clubman Special

Anthony Morris RP NEAC
Oil, 122 x 92 cm, £10,000
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Steve Bingham Conductor Rehearsing the Ely Sinfonia in Ely Cathedral

Anthony Morris RP NEAC
Oil, 108 x 117 cm, NFS
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Portrait of Selena

Amy Florence Moseley
Oil, 75 x 65 cm, £3,000
Murray-Hannah-Alicia.jpg

Alicia

Hannah Murray
Oil, 50 x 30 cm, £5,000
Pollard-Anastasia-Kate.jpg

Kate

Anastasia Pollard RP
Oil, 38 x 33 cm, £2,000
Polonski-Julia-Michael.jpg

Michael

Julia Polonski
Oil, 123 x 92 cm, NFS
Rooke-Caitlyn-Ideation-of-a-Self-with-Tattoo.jpg

Ideation of a Self with Tattoo

Caitlyn Rooke
Oil, 28 x 22 cm, SOLD
Roscoe-Mark-Dame-Elish-Angiolini.jpg

Dame Elish Frances Angiolini DBE PC QC FRSA FRSE

Mark Roscoe RP
Oil, 130 x 95 cm, NFS
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Professor Keith Gull CBE FRS

Mark Roscoe RP
Oil, 120 x 95 cm, NFS
Rosselli-Del-Turco-Ilaria-Alice.jpg

Alice

Ilaria Rosselli Del Turco
Oil, 50 x 40 cm, £1,300
Routley-Jamie-Ivy-Catherine-Routley.jpg

Ivy Catherine Routley

Jamie Routley
Oil, 51 x 41 cm, NFS
Ryder-Susan-Georgie-and-Jamie-with-Ziggy.jpg

Georgie and Jamie with Ziggy

Susan Ryder RP NEAC
Oil, 99 x 81 cm, NFS
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Rory Stewart MP

Susan Ryder RP NEAC
Oil, 99 x 81 cm, NFS
Ryder-Susan-William-and-Anne-Steel.jpg

William and Anne with Daisy

Susan Ryder RP NEAC
Oil, 81 x 99 cm, NFS
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Cordelia

Melissa Scott-Miller RP NEAC RBA
Oil, 100 x 100 cm, £5,500
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Family Portrait in Market Road Gardens, Early Autumn

Melissa Scott-Miller RP NEAC RBA
Oil, 80 x 100 cm, £5,000
Scott-Miller-Melissa-The-Heathercote-Burmese-Cat-Club-with-associate-and-staff.jpg

The Heathercote Burmese Cat Club with Associate and Staff

Melissa Scott-Miller RP NEAC RBA
Oil, 92 x 92 cm, NFS
Scouller-Kim-Peter-in-Orange-Jumper-Highgate-2018.jpg

Peter in Orange Jumper, Highgate, 2018

Kim Scouller
Oil, 47 x 41 cm, £1,750
Setchfield-Sarah-Amanda-Chief-Warrant-Officer-of-the-Arma-Dei-Carabinieri.jpg

Chief Warrant Officer of the Arma Dei Carabinieri

Sarah Amanda Setchfield
Oil, 98 x 78 cm, NFS
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Soliloquy

Charlotte Sorapure NEAC
Oil, 197 x 105.5 cm, £19,850
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Debbie

Peter Stalder
Oil, 42 x 36 cm, NFS
Sutcliffe-Edward-Nora-s-Portrait.jpg

Nora's Portrait

Edward Sutcliffe
Oil, 170 x 110 cm, £14,000
Taylor-Michael-Portrait-of-the-photographer-with-seated-girl.jpg

Portrait of the Photographer with Seated Girl

Michael Taylor RP
Oil, 98 x 78 cm, NFS
Tift-Andrew-Lee-and-Louis.jpg

Lee and Louis

Andrew Tift
Charcoal, graphite, carbon & ink, 59.5 x 84 cm, £9,000

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