HomePRINTS & POSTERSFine Art Prints by ArtistArtists A - DDou, Gerrit

Dou, Gerrit: The Hermit. Fine Art Print/Poster. Sizes: A4/A3/A2/A1 (004145)


Product information

Gerrit Dou: The Hermit. Fine Art Print/Poster

High quality art print/poster available in sizes: A4, A3, A2 or A1

We only use high quality 200 - 260 GSM Photo Paper, giving you a superior print/poster ready for framing.


During Gerrit Dou's lifetime there was an active debate over which form of art was the best representation of nature. His own work may have been intended to make a case for painting. After studying under Rembrandt for three years he developed a distinctive style so refined that it required him to manufacture his own brushes. It is said that he once spent five days in painting a hand.

"The Hermit" is an outstanding example of this highly perfected technique. Like many paintings of the Renaissance, it speaks through its iconography. The hourglass, skull and extinguished lantern symbolize the transience of life. The thistle represents the hermit's constancy; the dead tree sprouting live branches, life after death.

Size guide:

A4 = 210mm x 297mm or 8.3 x 11.7 inches. 
A3 = 297mm x 420mm or 11.7 x 16.5 inches.
A2 = 420mm x 594mm or 16.5 x 23.4 inches.
A1 = 594mm x 841mm or 23.4 x 33.1 inches.

If you have a different size requirement please contact us for information on prices.

Please select your preferred option from the drop down list below...

Related Products