The notion of domesticity effortlessly resonates with family life consisting of
mother, father, and children. As argued by contemporary authors, our under-
standing of domesticity as such emerged in seventeenth-century Netherlands
and spread throughout the Western world in the following two centuries.1 The
woman in the mother and the man in the father, let alone the sexuality of chil-
dren, are often silenced in this familiar formulation. These ﬁgures are assigned
socially acceptable roles that are supported by the architecture of the house.