Celebrating the best in contemporary portraiture

Mall Galleries, London

 5 – 14 May 2022

10am-5pm (late night 7pm 11 May)

Booking is not required

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

Concessions available.

Come and enjoy this substantial exhibition of over 200 portraits by members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters alongside works carefully selected by them from thousands of portraits submitted from all over the world.


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See the exhibition online

A Special Display to Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

To honour our patron, Her Majesty the Queen, we have put together an additional special collection of portraits of her that have been painted by our member artists, They represent her reign to the present day, and demonstrate a wide array of artistic styles, sizes, mediums, and methods.

Find out more and listen to the artists talk about their experience.

Portrait Commissions Service.

In order to help and encourage people to commission portraits, we run an advice service throughout the show. The selection of work on display, both from its members and from the open selection, makes it the perfect destination for those wishing to commission a portrait.

£40,000 for Portrait Artists

Every year,  we select the best portraits among thousands to exhibit alongside our eminent members.   We also give the opportunity for artists to win generous Prizes and Awards. This year they total over £40,000 in Prizes and Awards.

Purchase the RP Catalogue

  • Foreword by Richard Foster, President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters
  • Curated selection of portraits of HM The Queen in honour of The Queen’s Platimum Jubliee
  • Details and selected images of work in the exhibition
  • Information about Prizes & Awards
  • Full catalogue list

Postage and packaging included

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A portrait commission for Nicholas Priestley by artist, Miriam Escofet
Miriam Escofet 'Portrait of Nicolas Priestley'







RP catalogue 2022

RP catalogue 2022

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Mall Galleries

The Mall, by Trafalgar Square, London