This scene of three generations gathered for an evening prayer speaks to the patriarchal nature of family life at the time: the head of the family sits at the table, his wife and children stand respectfully at varying distances from the table, and a grandparent rests nearby in a comfortable armchair. Etching by Johann Michael Voltz (1784–1858), 1823.

Evening Prayer (1823)

  • Johann Michael Voltz


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