Here is a short article on hermits in eighteenth-century English gardens, entitled “Garden Hermits,” with special reference to John Milton and Thomas Wright. The URL is: http://www.suite101.com/print_article.cfm/668/95662
Art collections depicting “Lives of the Hermits” are represented in the work of Boetius Adams Bolswert, Jan and Raphali Sadeler, and Assuerus van Londerseel, sixteenth- and seventheen-century Flemish and Dutch engravers. Their series are viewable at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Web site. The URL is: http://search.famsf.org/4d.acgi$Search?list&=01&=Hermits&=And&=Yes&=&=&=&=Yes&=&=f.
A 1997 half-hour documentary film entitled “Hermits: Freedom or Madness?” is available from Albert Street Productions in Australia: http://www.albertstreet.tv/catalogue/1020187164.html . The film has been shown on the Australian ABC-TV program “Compass,” which focuses on religion and spirituality. The film features interviews with 8 Australian hermits of various backgrounds. Thanks to a friend of Hermitary in Australia for bringing this to our attention!