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The Comforts of Home (1795)
This illustration from Carl Lang’s (1766-1822) Almanach und Taschenbuch für häusliche und gesellschaftliche Freuden [Almanac and Handbook for Domestic and Social Pleasures] (1796) offers an intimate and idealized view of family life in the late eighteenth century. Like other portrayals of bourgeois family life by Daniel Chodowiecki, this image emphasizes the virtues of learning and literacy. Etching by Daniel Chodowiecki (1726-1801), 1795.