5 May 2022 to 14 May 2022

10am to 5pm


Watch the exhibition virtual tour

Virtual Tour

Late Opening 

Wednesday 11 May to 7pm 

 

Booking is not requried 

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

Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2022

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters is delighted to welcome you to their Annual Exhibition 2022, held at Mall Galleries!

This annual exhibition is an occasion for the public to enjoy the Society's artist members' most recent works and to discover new talents selected amongst thousands of  applications for this show. It is a celebration of the very best in contemporary portraiture nationally and internationally.

The RP Patron H.M The Queen has reigned for over half of the time the Royal Society of Portrait Painters has existed. As one of the most painted figures in history, her epoch has been intertwined with portraiture, and as such, intimately connected with members of the Royal Society. On this her Platinum Jubilee the Royal Society of Portrai Painters is showing a curated selection of portraits of our monarch by past and present member artists, alongside our Annual Exhibition. The works range from the youthful figure with gravitas depicted in Pietro Annigoni's famous second portrait and the informal image captured by June Mendoza to the regal aura in Andrew Festing's work and the sagacious nonagenarian portrayed by Miriam Escofet, which will be shown to the public for the first time in this exhibition.

Every year, the RP exhibition offers the opportunity for exhibiting artists to win generous Prizes and Awards. This year, over £40,000 worth of cash Prizes and Awards will be given to the winners, including the RP Award (worth £2,000) with the theme of Self-Portrait

What to Expect? 

  • An opportunity to enjoy one of the world’s most extensive contemporary portrait exhibitions forming a showcase of some 200 works.
  • Commission a work from an established portrait painter.
  • A collection of portraits to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of the RP Patron, H.M. The Queen
  • A team of dedicated professionals to help and advise your purchase.

 

Exhibition Tour by President Richard Foster

 

How to Commission a Portrait?

Learn more about portrait commissions here.


About the Royal Society of Portrait Painters

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters contains a broad collection of stylistic and intellectual approaches that continue to make a significant contribution to the ongoing tradition of portraiture in Britain today. The Society vigorously looks to uphold the values and practices of its long and distinguished history, but at the same time, it seeks to explore and develop new artistic models and perspectives in this endlessly fascinating and relevant discipline.

The Society aims to encourage the appreciation, study and practice of the art of portraiture. 

Online Exhibition

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

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Self Portrait

Anastasia Pollard RP

Oil
20 x 25 cm (20 x 25 cm framed)
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Serene

Anastasia Pollard RP

Oil
25 x 20 cm (30 x 25 cm framed)
£1,000
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Déjà Vu

Laura Quinn Harris

Oil
27 x 19 cm (30 x 23 cm framed)
£1,500
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Self Portrait in the Studio

Samir Rakhmanov

Oil
50 x 50 cm (59 x 59 cm framed)
£4,320
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Hairdressers at Night

Carl Randall

Oil
57 x 120 cm (unframed)
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Judgement

Gail Reid

Oil
122 x 92 cm (130 x 100 cm framed)
£4,000
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Self Portrait

Nick Richards

Oil
46 x 23 cm (50 x 27 cm framed)
£600
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Min in Hoodie

Michael Riddle

Oil
31 x 31 cm (31 x 31 cm framed)
£1,900
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Award Winner: Kupka's Dog

Tania RivilisTania Rivilis

Oil
80 x 80 cm (unframed)
£5,850
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Ben

Alex Rooney

Charcoal
38 x 35 cm (43 x 40 cm framed)
£1,200
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Cardinal Vincent Nichols

Mark Roscoe RP

Oil
76 x 63 cm (96 x 83 cm framed)
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Patrick Mitton

Mark Roscoe RP

Oil
76 x 63 cm (96 x 83 cm framed)
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Self Portrait in the Time of Covid

Stephen Rose

Oil
127 x 91 cm (135 x 99 cm framed)
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Alice - Moon

Ilaria Rosselli Del Turco

Oil
40 x 40 cm (45 x 45 cm framed)
£1,950
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Self Portrait (After Parmigianino)

Ilaria Rosselli Del Turco

Mezzotint engraving
12 x 10 cm (30 x 26 cm framed)
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Artist and Patron, Portrait of Daren Burney

Jamie Routley RP

Oil
123 x 101 cm (unframed)
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The Rawleys

Jamie Routley RP

Oil
90 x 90 cm (100 x 100 cm framed)
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Both Each Other

Caroline Rudge

Egg tempera
60 x 50 cm (79 x 69 cm framed)
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Alexander and Julia with Slipper, Bella and Treacle

Susan Ryder RP NEAC

Oil
86 x 71 cm (104 x 89 cm framed)
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Dame Angela McLean DBE FRS

Susan Ryder RP NEAC

Oil
91 x 71 cm (109 x 89 cm framed)
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David Dunn, Head Master of Yarm School, 1999-2019

Susan Ryder RP NEAC

Oil
97 x 76 cm (114 x 94 cm framed)
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Giorgina

Charlie Schaffer

Oil
50 x 40 cm (unframed)
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Avery

Melissa Scott-Miller RP NEAC RBA

Oil
50 x 40 cm (unframed)
£2,000
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Four Week Old Grandson!

Melissa Scott-Miller RP NEAC RBA

Oil
30 x 25 cm (unframed)
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Nighttime Self Portrait with Artist’s Family

Melissa Scott-Miller RP NEAC RBA

Oil
30 x 25 cm (unframed)
£2,500

Related events

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Artist demonstration
7 May 2022
Portrait Demonstration Andrew James RP NEAC will be painting a portrait live at the Mall Galleries as part of the Annual Exhibition (Free with exhibition entry).