16 September 2020 to 26 September 2020

11am to 5pm

Open until 7pm on Thursdays - 17 & 24 September

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In all three gallery spaces

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£5, Free for Friends of Mall Galleries and under 25s. Concessions available. 

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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.

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Selected Works

Click on an image to enquire about purchasing a work from this exhibition

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Love Disfigure

Alastair Adams PPRP

Oil
132 x 90 (147 x 105 cm framed)
£15,000
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Mayur Lakhani, President of the Royal College of General Practitioners

Alastair Adams PPRP

Oil
106 x 74 (121 x 89 cm framed)
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Nick Taylor

Alastair Adams PPRP

Oil
86 x 64 (101 x 79 cm framed)
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Head of a Girl

Victor Ambrus PS

Pastel
50 x 30 (56 x 36 cm framed)
£2,600
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Young Girl, Seated

Victor Ambrus PS

Pastel
40 x 30 (46 x 36 cm framed)
£2,400
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Drifter

Jennifer Anderson

Oil
120 x 90 (140 x 110 cm framed)
£4,500
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Unravelled

Jennifer Anderson

Oil
65 x 100 (85 x 120 cm framed)
£4,200
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Rachel

Jeremy Andrews

Oil
61 x 46 (69 x 54 cm framed)
£7,856
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Elizaveta

Thomas Arthurton

Oil
60 x 50 (64 x 54 cm framed)
£4,500
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Elya in Ukrainian National Dress

Thomas Arthurton

Oil
120 x 59 (128 x 67 cm framed)
£6,000
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Self Portrait Orange Collar

Helen Bartholomew

Oil
18 x 12 (24 x 18 cm framed)
£400
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A Hot Day in August

Frances Bell RP

Oil
130 x 160 (140 x 170 cm framed)
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Cressida Dick

Frances Bell RP

Oil
75 x 90 (85 x 100 cm framed)
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Katie

Frances Bell RP

Oil
70 x 80 (80 x 90 cm framed)
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Elisabetta

Ulrike Belloni

Oil
50 x 40 (60 x 50 cm framed)
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Angled Selfie

Tim Benson PROI NEAC RP

Oil
41 x 36 cm
£1,600
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Bearded Man

Tim Benson PROI NEAC RP

Oil
14 x 20 (24 x 30.5 cm framed)
£1,200
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Hugh

Tim Benson PROI NEAC RP

Oil
61 x 51 cm
£2,500
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Philip

Tim Benson PROI NEAC RP

Oil
183 x 152 cm
£20,000
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Isaac

Ashley Birch

Graphite
30 x 21 (52 x 39 cm framed)
£3,500
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Captain Rupert Chetwynd, Artists Rifles

Jane Bond RP NEAC

Oil
101 x 76 cm framed
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Miss Sara Bird

Jane Bond RP NEAC

Oil
76 x 69 (80 x 73 cm framed)
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Heleen Lindsay-Fynn DL, High Sheriff of Devon 2017-2018

Paul Brason RP

Oil
134 x 92 (114 x 72 cm)
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Professor Mary Fowler, Master, Darwin College, Cambridge

Paul Brason RP

Oil
142 x 97 (162 x 117 cm framed)
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Jago

Martin Brooks

Oil
50 x 50 (67 x 67 cm framed)
£2,500

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