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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Tyler

Bernadett Timko
Etching (edition of 5, 2 available) , 51 x 41 cm, 700 (£600 unframed)
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Kenneth Pont Esq

Daphne Todd OBE PPRP HRNEAC
Oil, 73 x 56 cm, NFS
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Ms Sara Colas

Daphne Todd OBE PPRP HRNEAC
Oil, 67 x 45 cm, NFS
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Portrait of a Naked Woman

Alex Tzavaras
Charcoal, 70 x 70 cm, £950
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Hillary

Tom Van de Wouwer
Pencil, 45 x 40 cm, £2,000
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Maddie

Jason Walker RP
Oil, 40 x 30 cm, £2,000
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Mr & Mrs A R S Hodgson

John Walton RP
Oil, 61 x 71 cm, NFS
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Self Portrait

Sally Ward
Oil, 42.5 x 46.5 cm, NFS
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The Engineer

Joshua Waterhouse
Oil, 85 x 102 cm, NFS
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Colour Study I

Rosalie Watkins
Oil, 40 x 50 cm, £2,900
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Untitled

Rosalie Watkins
Oil, 210 x 140 cm, NFS
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Preparations

Colin Watson
Oil, 50 x 45 cm, £2,600
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Self Portrait with Tarnished Jug

Leslie Watts
Egg tempera, 66 x 46 cm, NFS
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Greg

Emma Wesley RP
Pencil, 60 x 84 cm, NFS
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Spring at Court Lodge Farm: A Second Portrait of Sarah Ward

Emma Wesley RP
Acrylic, 52 x 67 cm, NFS
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Ezra

Toby Wiggins RP
Pencil & chalk, 85 x 65 cm, NFS
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Richard Morgan

Toby Wiggins RP
Pencil & charcoal, 92 x 72 cm, £1,200
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Ronnie F

Graeme Wilcox
Oil, 148 x 108 cm, £8,000
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Elizabeth in her Green Armchair

John Wonnacott CBE Hon. RP
Oil, 135 x 105 cm, NFS
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Self Portrait with an Apple for G

John Wonnacott CBE Hon. RP
Oil, 45 x 45 cm, NFS
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Mat

Neale Worley NEAC RP
Oil, 41 x 30 cm, £3,400
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Esther

Robbie Wraith RP
Charcoal, 44 x 46 cm, SOLD
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Nic Walsh

Robbie Wraith RP
Oil, 45 x 37 cm, NFS
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Immersion No 1

Fan Yang
Oil, 76 x 100 cm, £7,060

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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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A conversation between painter Michael Taylor RP and photographer Alistair Morrison about their collaborative project
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Jane Bond RP NEAC will be demonstrating her portrait drawing techniques