6 May 2021 to 15 May 2021

11am to 4pm

Open until 7pm on Wednesday 12 May

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

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.

This year there is a mini-theme of Childhood, and The RP Award will be presented for the best portrait on this theme. Other awards include The Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture, worth £10,000, and The William Lock Portrait Prize of £20,000.

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To encourage this unique genre, we run a commissions service throughout the show to help you commission a work of your own.

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Selected Works

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

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Blockade Eyewitness

Anastasia Borodina

Oil
60 x 50 cm
£4,400
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Dame Maureen Lipman

Simon Thomas Braiden

Oil
46.5 x 40 cm
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Portrait of a Boy

Simon Thomas Braiden

Pencil & white chalk
42 x 30 cm (53 x 40.5 cm framed)
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Professor Sir Robert Lechler FMedSci, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Paul Brason RP

Oil
76 x 61 cm (94 x 79 cm framed)
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Anorak - A Self Portrait

Rupert Brooks

Oil
55 x 61 cm
£2,000
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Amber

Martin Brooks RP

Oil
80 x 60 cm (98 x 78 cm framed)
£5,250
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Boy in a Hat

Martin Brooks RP

Oil
40 x 40 cm (58 x 58 cm framed)
£1,950
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Mantle

Martin Brooks RP

Oil
81 x 65 cm (99 x 83 cm framed)
£5,500
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Christmas Combe Park 2019

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA

Oil
89 x 76 cm
£14,500
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Christmas Jumper and DM's, Ella on the Stairs

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA

Oil
76 x 76 cm
£12,500
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Ned, Lockdown 1, Eating a Magnum and Looking at his Phone

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA

Oil
41 x 51 cm
£4,850
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Enigma

Giulia Bucciarelli

Drawing with sepia & colour pencils
60 x 60 cm
£1,700
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Miles Jupp

Martyn Burdon

Acrylic
30 x 30 cm (33 x 33 cm framed)
£3,000
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Joe McGann

Steve Caldwell

Acrylic
30 x 21 cm
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Mr Fuller

Steve Caldwell

Acrylic
30 x 21 cm
£2,500
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Emma

David Caldwell RP

Charcoal
45 x 30 cm
£1,200
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Portrait of Alasdair Roberts

David Caldwell RP

Oil
76 x 50 cm (90 x 64 cm framed)
£3,000
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Self Portrait April 2020

David Caldwell RP

Oil
28 x 21 cm (44 x 36 cm framed)
£2,000
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Thomas with Guitar

David Caldwell RP

Oil
150 x 100 cm (165 x 115 cm framed)
£5,000
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Charlie

Alex Callaway

Oil
43 x 33 cm
Calleja-Anna-Escape.jpg

Escape

Anna Calleja

Oil
25 x 60 cm
Calver-Will-Self-Portrait-in-Hat.jpg

Self Portrait in Hat

Will Calver

Oil
30.5 x 25.5 cm (34 x 29 cm framed)
£2,000
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Man with Plant

Steve Cannon

Oil
34 x 43 cm (44 x 53 cm framed)
£900
Cervantes-Mario-Winter-Evening.jpg

Winter Evening

Mario Cervantes

Oil
21 x 30 cm (25 x 34 cm framed)
£1,800
Cha-Chanel-Purity.jpg

Purity

Chanel Cha

Oil
130 x 90 cm
£4,000

Related events

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Special event
7 May 2021
Join member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Tim Benson, for a live studio tour via Zoom.
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Artist demonstration
14 May 2021
Frances Bell RP will demonstrate a portrait ‘lay in' from a model, live on Facebook.