Wednesday, October 17, 2012


The Annual Exhibition of The Royal Miniature Society (RMS) opened today at The Mall Gallery with a vast array of miniature paintings, larger works, boxes and sculptures and greeting cards, many for sale at bargain prices!  Visitors came to snap up some early Christmas presents and buy some of the exclusive cards.  And to add to the interest and excitement a special exhibition of miniatures painted during The War Years is also on show for the duration of the main Exhibition, with a catalogue available at £3.50.

  Amongst the represented artists winning Awards was top portrait artist and President of the Society, Elizabeth Meek, who was the first to receive The Prince of Wales Award for Outstanding Miniature Painting.

The exhibition at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, near Trafalgar Square, is open every day from 10.00a.m.5.00p.m. until 28th October 2012, closing at 1.00p.m. on the final day.


  1. Oh how fun! Thanks so much for updating the blog with these photos... for those of us that can't be there in person it's great fun to live vicariously! Enjoy :)

  2. I recently (quite by accident) purchased a miniature at a country auction by Lorna Burgoyne (von Rischlt) [1984-1961]. Can anyone show me other examoples of her work or tell me more about her? I understand she was a member of the RMS. Thank you.

    1. Dear Barbara, Miss Lorna Heywood Burgoyne was born in Devon in 1894. In 1917 she started exhibiting at the RMS and RA from a London address and exhibited until 1937, when she appears to have emigrated to Ontario, Canada. In 1926 she married Ludwig Von Ritschl in Sussex. She died in 1961. (information source: Dictionary of Miniature Painters 1870-1970 ISBN 978-2-9536625-1-1)
      We would all love to hear from anyone who has a miniature by this artist or any other information.