Sir John Bernard
Medium:Paper and heelball
Date:1970 – 1980
Paper and heelball; black paper and gold wax. John Stands on a grassy hill with a flower between his feet. large decorative elbow plates. Short hair.
Wax rubbing of the funerary brass of John Pernard (d. 1451). Original brass is located at St. Andrew Church in Cambridgeshire, England. The full brass includes his first wife Ellen Swynerton (d. 1440) and second wife Elizabeth Sakevyle (d. 1464) who commissioned the brass of the three of them together. John is wearing armour that was probably more decorative than practical with its large bulky plates.