Fondation Hermitage - Joy Museum London

The Fondation de l'Hermitage hosts English painting

Feb 20, 2019

The new exhibit at this museum, nestled amid parkland above Lausanne, features artists of the Victorian era (1837-1901).

Some sixty works from the UK's greatest museums will be on display until 2 June. Many of them are being shown in Switzerland for the first time. The Tate, the Royal Collection and the Royal Academy of Arts have loaned canvases spanning three generations of artists. All of them worked in the British Isles: from Turner, whose landscapes are the precursors of Impressionism, to Whistler – not forgetting the Pre-Raphaelite movement, most notably represented by Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. These artists focused on a variety of subjects, many of them linked to the upheavals triggered by the Industrial Revolution. They depicted the rise of the cities and of public transport, the emergence of the middle class and also of work undertaken at home. Other painters preferred to disregard these humdrum subjects in favour of landscapes or historic and literary themes.

The Fondation de l'Hermitage occupies a splendid manor surrounded by a park that affords one of the loveliest views of Lausanne. The property's former orangerie houses a restaurant, L'Esquisse, which offers a brasserie menu with entirely fresh ingredients as well as regular theme evenings and brunches, combined with visits to the exhibition.

Terms and conditions

What if our personalised recommendations don’t suit you?

you can choose to base the recommendations displayed on your own requirements and interests. Whether you’re looking for a solo adventure, family activities or a gourmet trip with your spouse, the suggestions made will be based on your own preferences.

You want to find out what the local tourist attractions are based on your current location?

You can use the map on each page to establish your location and find local points of interest. So you’ll be able to explore the canton, region by region, select the places you’re going to visit along a planned route and get a quick idea of what a town has to offer you.

You want to make your own selection? Just store your top picks in favourites!

If you want to store your selection, print it, export it to your free smartphone app "Vaud:Guide” or share it with your friends, you'll can do all this with “Favourites”.

You want to share your wish list And your choices with your friends? That’s simple!