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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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Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners, by Sir William Rothenstein - NPG 4380

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

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

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners, by Reginald John ('Rex') Whistler - NPG 5050

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

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

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18550

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

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

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18551

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

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

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18552

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

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

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141718

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1924
NPG Ax141718

Lady Ottoline Morrell at Ashcombe, possibly by Cecil Beaton - NPG Ax143590

Lady Ottoline Morrell at Ashcombe

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

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19253

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

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

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19254

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

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

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19255

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

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

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19256

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

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

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners, by Gordon Anthony - NPG x38422

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

by Gordon Anthony
modern bromide print from original negative, 1937
NPG x38422

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