Albert Anker

The Crèche, painting by Albert Anker.

Albert Anker (1831-1910) was a Swiss painter and illustrator. He painted with great realism and often portrayed the life of children. He is therefore a good source on this subject in the second half of the 19th century.

Among his works are several that depict school scenes, which give a good impression of teaching in that era, including the canes used by the teachers to threaten and punish the students.

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