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Samuel Howitt (1756-1822)

The Hermitage at Frogmore circa

RCIN 917753

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This hermitage was designed by Princess Elizabeth (1770 – 1840), the third daughter of George III, for the grounds of Frogmore House near Windsor Castle According to a contemporary description in 1823, the interior was lined with moss and was ‘furnished with such accommodation as a recluse may be supposed to want – wooden utensils, rude seats and a rough table, covered with an excellent imitations of fruit, while a picture of a venerable hermit graces one corner’.