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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The Yellow Wallpaper

Harriet Pattinson

Oil
67 x 57 (72 x 62 cm framed)
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Portrait of a Newly Wed Couple

Sergei Pavlenko

Oil
165 x 110 (183 x 128 cm framed)
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Mafalda von Hessen

Massimiliano Pironti

Oil
130 x 100 (146 x 116 cm)
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Portrait of Mungo Reeves

Vladimir Presnyakov

Oil
50 x 45 (57 x 52 cm framed)
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Self Portrait with Haemorrhage

Laura Quinn Harris

Oil
15 x 20 (25 x 30 cm framed)
£850
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The Gildons in London (Andy and Kath at the RA)

Carl Randall

Oil
43 x 100 cm
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Quite Contrary

Sally Roberts

Oil
70 x 110 cm
£1,200
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Sir Brian Leveson

Mark Roscoe RP

Oil
102 x 76 (117 x 101 cm framed)
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Sir Peter Estlin, Lord Mayor of London

Mark Roscoe RP

Oil
120 x 90 (135 x 105 cm framed)
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Man Holding a Netsuke

Jamie Routley

Oil
190 x 90 (195 x 95 cm framed)
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Woman with a Red Earring

William Rushton

Oil
60 x 50 cm
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Joe and his Family

Susan Ryder RP NEAC

Oil
112 x 142 (132 x 162 cm framed)
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John McDonnell QC

Susan Ryder RP NEAC

Oil
92 x 76 (112 x 97 cm framed)
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Self Portrait

Andrea Santi

Pencil & Charcoal
76 x 50 cm
£2,900
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Adam and Joey

Melissa Scott-Miller RP NEAC RBA

Oil
60 x 60 cm
£2,000
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Islington Family

Melissa Scott-Miller RP NEAC RBA

Oil
80 x 80 cm
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Self Portrait

Melissa Scott-Miller RP NEAC RBA

Oil
100 x 100 cm
£5,000
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The artist painting with family on an Islington roof terrace

Melissa Scott-Miller RP NEAC RBA

Oil
120 x 100 cm
£7,000
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Father's Gaze

Daniel Sequeira

Oil
50 x 50 (54 x 54 cm framed)
£3,000
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Portrait of Owen

Michael Seymour

Oil
18 x 13 (36 x 31 cm framed)
£1,200
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D.F.S.

Daniel Shadbolt NEAC

Oil
51 x 34 cm
£800
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Extracting the Goodness of my Roots

Jayson Singh

Oil
90 x 70 cm
£5,000
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Self Portrait

Nicola Smith

Oil
38.5 x 38.5 cm
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Gabriel

Charlotte Sorapure NEAC

Oil
120 x 100 (136 x 116 cm framed)
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Richard Parkes

Benjamin Sullivan RP NEAC

Oil
70 x 48 (85 x 63 cm framed)

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