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Oil painting - The Hermit
  • The Hermit
    Landseer, Charles, born 1799 - died 1879
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The Hermit

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1841 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Landseer, Charles, born 1799 - died 1879 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on canvas

  • Credit Line:

    Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Oil on canvas depicting an elderly man dressed in brown robes, seated in a sparse dark room reading, with a skull in the background.

Place of Origin

Britain (painted)


ca. 1841 (painted)


Landseer, Charles, born 1799 - died 1879 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Oil on canvas


Height: 55.9 cm estimate, Width: 45.7 cm estimate, :

Object history note

Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857

Descriptive line

Oil painting entitled 'The Hermit' by Charles Landseer. Great Britain, ca. 1841.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 138


Oil paint; Canvas


Oil painting

Subjects depicted

Reading; Monk; Mortality; Skulls; Darkness; Hermit




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