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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Mr Wiseman

Saied Dai RP NEAC

Oil
44 x 35 (59 x 50 cm framed)
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Ching-Ying

Simon Davis VPRP

Oil
60 x 39 (66 x 44 cm framed)
£2,500
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Ingvild

Simon Davis VPRP

Oil
75 x 90 cm
£4,000
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Jessica

Simon Davis VPRP

Oil
61 x 41 (67 x 47 cm framed)
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My Dad, The Day Before He Died

Simon Davis VPRP

Oil
80 x 100 cm
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Blue Glove

Helen Davison

Oil
28 x 18 (38 x 28 cm framed)
£750
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January Blues

Helen Davison

Oil
50 x 40 (70 x 50 cm framed)
£1,800
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My Father, A Life of Work

Nicholas De Lacy-Brown

Acrylic
121 x 91 (130 x 100 cm framed)
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Andrew Pomfret at Granville

Tom Dearden

Oil
62 x 52 cm
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Josephine

Daisy Denning

Oil
50 x 60 cm
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Eliran

Davide Di Taranto

Oil
12 x 7 (19 x 13 cm framed)
£3,000
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The Passage of Time

Mark Draisey

Oil
40 x 40 cm
£5,100
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Andrew Logan

Phyllis Dupuy

Oil
60 x 50 (64 x 54 cm framed)
£2,200
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Ellie's Portrait

Sally Ede-Golightly

Oil
39 x 29 (47 x 37 cm framed)
£1,100
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Fitou

Mark Entwisle

Oil
100 x 122 (110 x 132 cm framed)
£6,000
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Childhood Consecration - Childhood Ontology Series

Miriam Escofet

80 x 60 (85 x 65 cm framed)
£12,000
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Everything's Fine, Self Portrait in Sharp Relief

Brendan Fitzpatrick

Oil
50 x 50 (70 x 70 cm framed)
£5,000
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Louis

Andrew Fitzpatrick

Oil
55 x 40 (65 x 50 cm framed)
£1,800
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Colkirk

Richard Foster PRP

Oil
71 x 91 (90 x 110 cm framed)
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Moulton

Richard Foster PRP

Watercolour
35 x 45 (55 x 65 cm framed)
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Ragley

Richard Foster PRP

Oil
127 x 102 (150 x 130 cm framed)
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Stiffkey

Richard Foster PRP

Oil
51 x 61 (61 x 71 cm framed)
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The Wheat Thief

Jack Freeman

Oil
70 x 70 cm
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Walkie Talkie

Jack Freeman

Pencil & Charcoal
37 x 28 (52 x 42 cm framed)
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Mark Gatiss

Jane French

Oil
60 x 80 (64 x 84 cm framed)
£4,000

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