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Monthly Archives: June 2003

Hermits in Art: Getty Museum

Two paintings of interest on the Getty Museum Web site include Hubert Robert’s lush romantic Hermit Praying in the Ruins of a Roman Temple and Lorenzo Costa’s pen and ink depiction of the Thebaid in A Thebaid: Monks and Hermits in a Landscape. For the Robert: For the Costa:

Sweets of Solitude

The Sweets of Solitude by Amos Wilson, called the “Pennsylvania hermit,” was printed in Boston in 1822. The only copy of the book is in the Free Library of Philadelphia, and has been scanned and placed on the Web at It can be downloaded in .doc format, the whole book being 21 pages. Yahoo! […]