6 May 2021 to 15 May 2021

11am to 4pm

Open until 7pm on Wednesday 12 May

Exhibition Virtual Tour

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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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Selected Works

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Banjo Steve from Norfolk (edition of 3, 3 available)

Stephen Teeuw

Drypoint print
30 x 21 cm (38 x 30 cm framed)
£300
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Rohan (edition of 3, 3 available)

Stephen Teeuw

Drypoint print
30 x 21 cm (38 x 30 cm framed)
£300
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Amal Combing her Hair

Yaroslava Tichshenko

Oil
60 x 70 cm (72 x 82 cm framed)
£6,500
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Dr Gary Savage (By kind permission of the Trustees of Alleyns School, Dulwich)

Daphne Todd OBE PPRP HRNEAC

Oil
183 x 132 cm
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Phoebe in Lockdown

Olivia Valentine Baynham

Oil
60 x 50 cm (73 x 63 cm framed)
£2,000
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Meatballs

Patrizio Volpini

Oil
20 x 20 cm (22.5 x 22.5 cm framed)
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Presence, Adrian

Adele Wagstaff

Oil
92 x 62 cm
£5,500
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Mum

Robert Ware

Oil
51 x 41 cm (59 x 48 cm framed)
£1,400
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Loredanna

Isabella Watling

Oil
60 x 70 cm (81 x 91 cm framed)
£8,000
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Portrait of Martin Wolf

Colin Watson

Oil
75 x 55 cm
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Greg in the Shed (A Study in Houndstooth and Herringbone)

Emma Wesley RP

Acrylic
66 x 82 cm
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Portrait of Tim Bryars, Antiquarian Map and Book Dealer

Emma Wesley RP

Acrylic
72 x 100 cm
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Geth

Alex Wilby

Oil
20 x 25 cm (24 x 29 cm framed)
£600
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Sophie

Rogier Willems

Oil
50 x 40 cm (62 x 52 cm framed)
£3,800
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Chiara

Antony Williams NEAC PS RP

Egg tempera
57 x 40 cm (65 x 58 cm framed)
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Miranda

Antony Williams NEAC PS RP

Egg tempera
41 x 34 cm (49 x 43 cm framed)
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Mother and Daughter

Anna Wimbledon

Oil
100 x 110 cm (105 x 115 cm framed)
£12,000
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HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh (1999)

John Wonnacott CBE Hon RP

Pencil on paper
42 x 29 cm (60 x 48 cm framed)
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Peter's Window with Waverly and the Walking Bishop

John Wonnacott CBE Hon RP

Oil
120 x 150 cm (140 x 260 cm framed)
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The Walking Bishop 1

John Wonnacott CBE Hon RP

Oil
100 x 90 cm (110 x 100 cm framed)
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The Walking Bishop 2

John Wonnacott CBE Hon RP

Oil
120 x 75 cm (130 x 85 cm framed)
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Chiara

Neale Worley NEAC RP

Oil
61 x 51 cm (79 x 69 cm framed)
£5,250
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Maddie

Robbie Wraith RP

Red chalk
30 x 22 cm (55 x 46 cm framed)
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I am Fan Yang

Fan Yang

Oil
30 x 30 cm (60 x 60 cm framed)
£10,000
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Self Portrait

Martin Yeoman NEAC RP SPS

Oil
81 x 51 cm

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.