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.

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 >

London Borough of Hounslow in partnership with the William Hogarth Trust, has successfully received an award from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop plans for Hogarth's House (home of 18th century artist William Hogarth); to restore the garden creating an interactive exhibition of the history of the site; and build a learning centre.  Both the garden and the new learning centre will enable us to develop a programme of community events and activities, training and volunteering for schools, families, young people and adults, allowing access to the site and life and works of Hogarth to a new audience for the first time.

As part of the project we would like your feedback on our initial plans. Please help us by completing our questionnaire. It will only take 5 minutes and everyone has the chance to enter our prize draw for £50 of shopping vouchers. Don't worry if you haven't been to Hogarth's House before - we want to hear everyone's views.

Complete the survey:  fluidsurveys.com/s/hogarths_house     

 ‘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’, 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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