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The "private" collections shown here are generally held by individuals who have a family connection with Eugene Burnand. He produced an enormous amount of work in the form of sketches for recreational purposes, or for major planned work or simply to please and entertain his family and friends. Countless numbers of these were given away by him as he felt inclined but most seem to have just accumulated. He died in 1921 when the world was in social turmoil. His wife Julia died four weeks later. His workshop in Paris had recently been seriously damaged by fire and one of his twin sons had died of influenza. He had himself been unwell. It seems that his pictures were dispersed among all his remaining seven children. I have been privileged to see and photograph some of these collections that have hardly been touched since they were originally packed in envelopes. Naturally they have deteriorated as they were not intended to endure and there is very little information about them other than memory of the owners. These pictures illustrate his talent in more ways than can seen from his great works. Most are presented as they are. Some I have enhanced where I have thought it helpful.
This was probably intended for inclusion in Jules Harmond's travel in Laos publications
This one too
No information. He married into the Girardet family who were painters and engravers.
woodcutter from the Valais valley
No information. A "flyer" perhaps. He kept up a steady income doing commercial work alongside his fine art creations.
No information. Unusual signature.
Twins David and Daniel Burnand 1893. Both became artists themselves.
For the parable "Labourers in the vineyard"
This is his home at Fontfroide which was the backdrop for several Prodigal Son pictures. This may be another.
This is dated 1870. He was 20 then.
Possibly for Vaudois myths and legends
He was 10 years old when this was done. It is thought to be the work of his father Edouard. I have included it out of interest.
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