Landscape with a Hermit Praying (A Hermit Kneeling in Prayer by His Delapidated Hut, from a series of four Landscapes with Figures)

Frederick Bloemaert, Dutch, 1616 - 1690
after Abraham Bloemaert, Dutch, 1566 - 1651


after 1635

Engraving on paper

Plate: 10 1/8 × 7 3/8 in. (25.7 × 18.8 cm)

Sheet: 10 1/4 × 7 1/2 in. (26 × 19.1 cm)

Mount: 15 1/16 × 10 9/16 in. (38.2 × 26.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund



Nicolaes Visscher, Amsterdam


Place Made: Netherlands, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, lower left: O! verè felix, fugiens qui gaudia mundi / In sylvis vitam degere solus amat; / Abraham, Bloemaert invent:; inscribed, in plate, lower right: Sic latitans' Soliq Deo servire paratus / Continuis precibus regna Superna petit, / Fred Bloemaert Sculp: N: Visscher exc.; reverse, on mount, inscribed, in brown ink upper left: +3~; reverse, on mount, inscribed, in graphite, lower center: 644; reverse, on mount, inscribed, in graphite, lower right 18~2h / 20


Dr. David James, Miami, Florida; sold to present collection, 1964.

Catalogue Raisonne

Hollstein 268; Marcel G. Roethlisberger, Abraham Bloemaert and His Sons, 1993, pp. 136-137, no. 89.

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