A contemporary of Hodler, Anker and Biéler, Eugène Burnand (1850-1921) established his reputation by his naturalist works. Highly acclaimed during his lifetime, his paintings received many accolades in Paris. The artist therefore enjoyed the luxury of not being dependent on commissions, making a living from his art by painting what he wanted.
Although Eugène Burnand was particularly recognised for landscape painting and depictions of country life, he also excelled as a portraitist, illustrator and engraver. He also depicted some original religious subjects.
The museum’s permanent exhibition reflects his rich and varied production, with around a hundred of the artist’s works, ranging from drawings to famous particularly impressive large-scale oil paintings such as La Fuite de Charles le Téméraire, Le Labour dans le Jorat and Le Taureau dans les Alpes.