Diploma Collection

Miss Lucy Madeley
Patience by Miss Lucy Madeley
Her Majesty the Queen by Lily A Ogilvie
Her Majesty the Queen by Lily A Ogilvie
Miss Jean Carruthers by W Hill Thomson
Miss Jean Carruthers by W Hill Thomson
The RMS Diploma Collection is an archive of works comprising 160 miniature paintings and 9 miniature sculptures donated to the Society by full RMS Members. Sometimes bequests from relatives of past RMS members have also been donated to the Collection. All these fine examples of miniature paintings or sculptures are most gratefully received and cared for by the Society.

The Society was founded in 1895, and the Society has a plaster bust of the founder President Alyn Williams and four of his paintings.
At one time the Diploma Collection was lost along with documents and records of the Society, but these were partially recovered and indeed rescued by Suzanne Lucas HPRMS, who kept them in her home for a number of years.
​Edwin Fagg Esq by Mabel Hankey
Edwin Fagg Esq by Mabel Hankey
Pansham Lama of Tibet
Pansham Lama of Tibet
by Mrs K Arthur Behenna
Vice Admiral Jean-Pierre Lucas
Vice Admiral Jean-Pierre Lucas
by Michael Bartlett

In 1995 to enable the Diploma Collection to be fully exhibited, 10 fine mahogany display cases were donated by Anita and Ernst Emmerich. The public was able to view this historical collection, both at the combined 100 Year Anniversary Exhibition and The World Exhibition in 1995, and at the Annual Exhibition 2001, both held at the Westminster Gallery, London.
Over a period of time Anita Emmerich has cleaned and restored the Collection, which involved some help from Michael Bartlett RMS, T & B Cousins Jewellers, Roger Green, R J W Products and Polymers Plus framers.

In 2010 Marian Tumelty RMS was appointed for the upkeep and display of the Diploma Collection. This ongoing Collection is the property of the RMS and may not be sold. A selection  of paintings  from the Diploma Collection is frequently on display at the RMS Annual Exhibition held at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London.  
Miss E Mary Burgess
So Tired by Miss E Mary Burgess
Charles Spencelayh
His Warmest friend
by Charles Spencelayh
Alyn Williams
A Portrait by Alyn Williams