Works in private collection 1

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.

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OOC. The garden at Seppey. Approx 30 x 40 cms

Pencil study for 'Bull in the Alps' 50 x 39 cms

Studies of cattle OOC approx 40 x 30

Pencil drawing of the artist's father Edouard Burnand 1882 17 x 20 cms

Drawing of Julia Burnand 10 x 12 cms

Donkeys 1876 24 x 15 cms

Watercolour of the garden at Fontfroide 1896 42 x 20 cms

Pen and ink drawing of woman sleeping in chair 43 x 56 cms

Illustration for the Parable of the Tares 'Burning the cockle' 58 x 36 cms

Drawing of man on horse 26 x 15 cms

'Military Service' OOC 32 x 23 cms

Group of sheep. Illustration for the parable of the Good Shepherd.

Mother of the artist OOC 1880 22 x 27 cms

Drawing of Julia Burnand seated

Drawing of seated men

Picking cherries 27 x13 cms

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