By Eugène Burnand
Musée d'Orsay, Paris (France)
Burnand painted several historical and religious compositions, including "Le disciples Pierre et Jean courant au sépulcre le matin de la Résurrection" ("The disciples Peter and John running to the sepulcher the morning of the Resurrection"; oil on canvas; dimensions 0,82 x 1,34 meters).
Burnand, the son of Eduard Burnand and Julia Girardet, was born on August 30, 1850 in Moudon (Switzerland). From 1868 to 1971 he studied architecture at the Ecole polytechnique de Zurich, then for the next six years he specialized in painting under the direction of Barthélemy Menn in Geneve, and under Jean Léon Gérôme in Paris. In 1889 and 1990, at the world exposition in Paris, he receives a gold medal for his works. Eugène Burnand died in Paris on February 4, 1921. Since 1950, in the Vieux-Bourg in Moudon there is a museum entirely dedicated to this great Swiss painter of the Vaud canton.