6 May 2021 to 15 May 2021

11am to 4pm

Open until 7pm on Wednesday 12 May

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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. 

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.

Prizewinners will be announced online at 5pm on Thursday 6 May.


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Selected Works

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

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Tia

Tom Croft

Oil
66 x 50 cm (72 x 56 cm framed)
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Phil Abel, Past Master of The Art Workers' Guild

Eleanor Crow

Oil
61 x 46 cm (63 x 48 cm framed)
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Last Day of the Holiday Blues

Belinda Crozier

Oil
91 x 61 cm
£6,000
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Portrait of the Artist's Wife

Saied Dai RP NEAC

Oil
92 x 62 cm (110 x 80 cm framed)
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Meeting Daniel

Sam Dalby RP

Oil
28 x 18 cm
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Sketch of Ronnie

Sam Dalby RP

Oil
30 x 20 cm
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Andrea

Simon Davis VPRP

Oil
50 x 70 cm
£2,500
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Ingvild

Simon Davis VPRP

Oil
62 x 46 cm
£2,500
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Taslima

Simon Davis VPRP

Oil
100 x 80 cm
£4,000
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Eloise (The Teacup Painting)

Angela DeCarlis

Oil
71 x 56 cm
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Manuel

Davide Di Taranto

Oil & gold leaf
9 x 6 cm (15 x 10 cm framed)
£2,000
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Alethea

Phoebe Dickinson

Oil
127 x 86 cm
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A Pious Wish

Congxian Dong

Oil
140 x 100 cm
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The Wine Merchant

Mark Draisey

Oil
100 x 70 cm (116 x 86 cm framed)
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Guy with Glasses

Gila Epshtein

Oil
17 x 30 cm
£400
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Layout Drawings for Portrait of Elara

Miriam Escofet RP

Conte, graphite, ink & gouache
38 x 29.5 cm, 38 x 29.5 cm (58 x 90 cm framed)
£12,000
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Layout Drawings for Portrait of H M The Queen for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Miriam Escofet RP

Conte, graphite, ink & gouache
55.5 x 40.5 cm, 51 x 43 cm (79 x 119 cm framed)
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Lorenzo

Miriam Escofet RP

Oil
50 x 40 cm (69 x 59 cm framed)
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Stargazing - Childhood Ontology Series

Miriam Escofet RP

Pastel & mixed media (pastel, gouache, gold leaf)
74 x 54 cm (98 x 78 cm framed)
£17,500
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Don't drink this water, you will turn into a goat

Siya Fatih Gurbuz

Oil
30 x 30 cm (33 x 33 cm framed)
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Anna

Peter Field

Oil
40 x 50 cm (46 x 56 cm framed)
£2,200
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Love in the Time of Covid

Nicola Fitzgerald

Oil
122 x 90 cm
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Andrew Barrow

Richard Foster PRP

Oil
46 x 36 cm (55 x 45 cm framed)
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Emily Ponsonby

Richard Foster PRP

Oil
60 x 50 cm (75 x 65 cm framed)
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Trumpington

Richard Foster PRP

Oil
76 x 63 cm (90 x 80 cm framed)