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

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Fatih-Gurbuz-Siya-Dont-drink-this-water-you-will-turn-into-a-goat.jpg

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
Fitzgerald-Nicola-Love in the Time of Covid.jpg

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)
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Daniela Hates her Drawings

Roberto Gammone

Oil
60 x 90 cm (62.5 x 92.5 cm framed)
£7,500
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Nefer

Isabel Garmon

Oil & carbonate calcium
34 x 39 cm (44 x 49 cm framed)
£1,700
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Metamorphosis

Fabiola Gironi

Gouache
30.5 x 23 cm (34 x 27 cm framed)
£850
Goss-Simon-Trixie in Lockdown - Covid-19 Portrait No.3 (web).jpg

Trixie in Lockdown - Covid-19 Portrait No.3

Simon Goss

Oil
50 x 40 cm
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Coco 2020

Komachi Goto

Oil
23 x 18 cm (36 x 30 cm framed)
Gottrau-Marie-Pierre-de-10-Years-After.jpg

10 Years After

Marie-Pierre de Gottrau

Oil
70 x 89 cm
Graham-David-Girls-in-Faralaes.jpg

Girls in Faralaes

David Graham RP

Oil
75 x 65 cm (79 x 69 cm framed)
£6,500
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Maria

David Graham RP

Oil
43 x 43 cm (63.5 x 63.5 cm framed)
£5,700
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Regent's Park

David Graham RP

Oil
66 x 76 cm (84 x 94 cm framed)
£6,300
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Sabre

David Graham RP

Oil
66 x 56 cm (79 x 69 cm framed)
£6,000
Grgic-Dakovic-Rene-Mihaela.jpg

Mihaela

Rene Grgic-Dakovic

Pencil
21 x 16.5 cm (38 x 32.5 cm framed)
Hague-James-Woman-in-Green-Jumper.jpg

Woman in Green Jumper

James Hague RP

Oil
30 x 30 cm
£2,500
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Woman in Grey Jumper

James Hague RP

Oil
30.5 x 41 cm
£3,500
Hanbury-Clementine-Francesco.jpg

Francesco

Clementine Hanbury

Oil
40 x 35 cm (48 x 43.5 cm framed)
Harrison-Geoffrey-Self-Portrait.jpg

Self Portrait

Geoffrey Harrison

Oil
31 x 23 cm
£800
Hawkins-Julia-Alice-at-the-Table.jpg

Alice at the Table

Julia Hawkins ROI

Oil
40 x 50 cm
£1,500
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Lavender

Lihuai He

Oil on copper
19.5 x 27.5 cm
£5,000
Held-Julie-Portrait-of-Professor-Sandra-Clark-and-Mike-Holmes.jpg

Portrait of Professor Sandra Clark and Mike Holmes

Julie Held NEAC

Acrylic
91 x 122 cm
£6,000
Herbert-Roche-Kate-Self-Portrait-in-Red-Shirt.jpg

Self Portrait in Red Shirt

Kate Herbert-Roche

Acrylic
38 x 30 cm (41 x 33 cm framed)
£650

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.