The Disciples Peter and John on the Morning of the Resurrection
by Old MastersSize Group: G
Artist - Eugene Burnand
Giclee on Canvas
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Full title - "The Disciples Peter and John Running to the Holy Sepulchre on the Morning of the Resurrection".
Eugène Burnand (30 August 1850 – 4 February 1921) was a prolific Swiss painter and illustrator who began as an architect but quickly realized his vocation was painting. He studied art in Geneva and Paris before settling in Versailles. In the course of his life he travelled widely, and his later years were spent in Paris where he died a celebrated and well-respected artist both in Switzerland and France. He was primarily a realist painter of nature. Most of his works were of rural scenes, often with animals, the depiction of which he was a master. He increasingly painted human figures and by the end of his career could be called a portraitist whose skill revealing character was profound.
A deeply religious man, his Protestant beliefs led him to include more religious works that he put his stamp of realism on, and he became best known in Europe for his illustrations of "The Parables", that was published in French, German and English versions over four decades. His works are now widely distributed in museums and private collections throughout the world.
Eugene Burnand was a good living family man and the father of eight children who moved with him as his work took him around France and Switzerland. His traditional style ensured a conventional appreciation that he and his family enjoyed but brought some criticism and conflict with contemporaries who were embracing modern art. Burnand was greatly influenced by artist Jean-Francois Millet. This influence is reflected in his best-known work, The Disciples Peter and John Running to the Sepulchre on the Morning of the Resurrection 1898, which hangs in the Musee d’Orsay in Paris.