Hogarth’s House

Hogarth's House in Chiswick, built around 1700, was the country home of the great painter, engraver and satirist William Hogarth (1697 - 1764) from 1749 until his death.

Partial closure at Hogarth House, Chiswick

As of today (Friday 11 November), two rooms on the first floor of Hogarth House, Chiswick, have been closed as a precautionary measure to allow investigative work following some ceiling movement in one of the rooms.

The rooms will remain closed until the investigation is completed, and we apologise for the inconvenience to visitors to the House.

The rest of Hogarth House remains open, and staff will be happy to help with any queries.

Opening Hours

12 noon - 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Closed Mondays except Bank Holiday Mondays. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

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Front of Hogarth's House Photograph: Katri SalonenHogarth bought the house to act as his family’s country refuge, a weekend and summer home, away from the noise of his other home in what is now Leicester Square.

The Hogarths extended the house and enjoyed the fruit trees and nut walk in the walled garden. Stepping through the gate you will see the ancient mulberry tree - the Hogarths are said to have made mulberry pies for the Foundling children who stayed with them.

Hogarth had a ‘painting room’ at the bottom of the garden where he was working until a few days before his death.

The restoration project steering group from the William Hogarth Trust has undertaken extensive research into the history of the Grade I listed house and its occupants. This provides the information for the new displays.

Front of Hogarth's House.  Photograph: Katri Salonen

Exploring Hogarth's House - a BBC Arts slideshow with sound >

 ‘Pug’s Progress: William Hogarth and Animals’ 2 July  – 16 October 2016 Free admission‘Pug’s Progress: William Hogarth and Animals’
2 July  – 16 October 2016
Free admission

Hogarth’s House’s summer exhibition, ‘Pug’s Progress: William Hogarth and Animals’ is guest curated by Stephanie Howard-Smith and will explore William Hogarth’s (1697-1764) relationship with animals in the context of changing attitudes towards animals in early Georgian society. 

Hogarth depicted a broad range of animals in his art, from pampered monkeys to abused carthorses.  This exhibition considers the place of these animals in Hogarth’s time. The exhibition will also consider Hogarth’s own part in the movement for better treatment of animals, as well as his personal relationship with his pet pug dogs. Among the objects on display are a souvenir (on loan from the Peter Jackson Collection) which Hogarth had printed for Trump when they visited the frost fair held on the frozen Thames in 1740.

Hogarth’s House is open from 12-5pm Tuesday to Sunday. Closed Mondays except Bank Holiday Mondays. The exhibition is now open and will run until Sunday the 16th of October. Admission is free.

Opening Hours

Hogarth's House12 noon - 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Closed Mondays except Bank Holiday Mondays. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Car parking available in Chiswick House car park for a charge.  Please leave the car park and turn right to walk 200 yards along the Great West Road to reach Hogarth's House.

To arrange a group visit ring John Collins on 020 8994 6757

Admission: Free

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Hogarth Lane, Great West Road, London. W4 2QN.
Tel: 020 8994 6757

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