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Johann Jacob Wehrli – Swiss Teacher, Director of School for the Poor at Hofwil

Johann Jacob Wehrli

(1790 Thurgau – 1855 Andwil)

Famous socially engaged Swiss teacher who served as the director of the School of the Poor in Hofwil near Bern. The school combined learning and physical work on the farm.

Wehrli is known as one of the pioneers of popular education in Switzerland.

Very fine lithograph

Large 19th Century engraving by Eduard Steiner dated 1847.

Dimensions: 21 X 16 inches

Condition: The sheet is spotted in the margins, but clean in the engraved center.