Rare miniature portrait of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi
Miniature oil portrait Circa 1804
Diam. 70 mm Frame 120 mm x 125 mm
Provenance : Private Swiss Collection - Unsigned
Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi 12 January 1746 – 17 February 1827) was a Swiss pedagogue and educational reformer who exemplified Romanticism in his approach.
He founded several educational institutions both in German- and French-speaking regions of Switzerland and wrote many works explaining his revolutionary modern principles of education. His motto was "Learning by head, hand and heart". Thanks to Pestalozzi, illiteracy in 18th-century Switzerland was overcome almost completely by 1830.