My Treasure

Arthur Boyd Houghton


Wood engraving by the Dalziel Brothers

6½ x 4¾ inches

Illustration for Good Words, 1862, p.504.

This image represents the certainties of the middle-class household, complete with plump children and a sleeping cat, the emblem of contentment. It represents the reverse of Houghton’s usual approach, which stresses the fearfulness of home and its inner tensions.

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