John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Berners was Chancellor of the Exchequer to Henry VIII and also a scholar.

Costume and technique suggest that the portrait may have been painted in the Pas de Calais in the 1520s when Lord Berners was Deputy of Calais.

Provenance

Jane, Baroness Berners; by descent, G.H.Tyrwhitt-Wilson; by bequest, R.V.Herber Percy.


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