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Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners (1883-1950), Musician, artist and writer

Sitter in 27 portraits
A composer, author and artist, Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson succeeded his uncle to the title of Baron Berners in 1918. Educated at Eton, he became an honorary attaché to the embassies at Constantinople (1909-11) and Rome (1911-19). He wrote five humorous novels and two volumes of autobiography, and supplied music for ballet, including Diaghilev and three scores for the Sadler's Wells Ballet Company. His music, like his writing, is characterised by his humour and gift for pastiche. He was a painter of landscapes in particular.

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4380

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

by Sir William Rothenstein
sanguine and white chalk, 1923
NPG 4380

5050

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

by Reginald John ('Rex') Whistler
oil on canvas, 1929
NPG 5050

P458

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

by Bertram Park
vintage bromide print, 1939
NPG P458

x18550

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 March 1920
NPG x18550

x18551

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 March 1920
NPG x18551

x18552

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 March 1920
NPG x18552

Ax141718

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1924
NPG Ax141718

Ax143590

Lady Ottoline Morrell at Ashcombe

possibly by Cecil Beaton
vintage snapshot print, Summer 1933
NPG Ax143590

x19253

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 28 February 1935
NPG x19253

x19254

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 28 February 1935
NPG x19254

x19255

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 28 February 1935
NPG x19255

x19256

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 28 February 1935
NPG x19256

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