Mary Beale, artist, and a portrait of Thomas Sydenham
The RCP museum houses two portraits by Mary Beale, one of the first English women to make her living as a painter.
Portrait personalities: Faces of twentieth century medicine
Behind the scenes of RCP museum's newest display of paintings: a colourful new hang of 20th century figures of medicine
Portraying powerful women: presidential portraits at the RCP
The RCP has a long history of commissioning portraits of its presidents. For today’s sitters, it’s likely to be the first time that they have sat for a painted portrait. It is an opportunity to shape how they are viewed in the future.