The Ruth Borchard Collection is the UK’s only public collection of self-portraits by British and Irish artists, with 186 works and growing. Consisting of three collections – the Original Collection, the Next Generation Collection, and the Early Collection – alongside a biennial self-portrait prize, the Ruth Borchard Collection represents the very best of twentieth-century and contemporary self-portraiture.


18 May – 22 September 2017

The Ruth Borchard Prize Exhibition 2017

Piano Nobile and the Ruth Borchard Collection are delighted to present the fourth edition of the biennial Ruth Borchard Prize. Featuring 120 works by British and Irish artists, the prize showcases the very best of contemporary self-portraiture. The human face is an enduring motif, endlessly fascinating, and the face of the artist even more so, […]

Celia Paul
Elizabeth Shields