Theophilus Steinlen

The exhibition (Histoires de Paysages) highlights a remarkable collection of the museum that has not been on display for more than 120 years: the works of Christian Gottlieb (1779-1847), better known as Theophilus Steinlen. He came from Stuttgart and later settled in Vevey. He is the grandfather of the illustrator and poster artist Alexander Theophile Steinlen (1859-1923). He founded a drawing school in Vevey in 1816. His watercolours, engravings and drawings in the romantic style are made with great precision and an eye for detail.  They are not only of great artistic quality but are also important from a historical point of view as of an era.