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.
A Hogarth’s House Christmas
When: From 26th November - 5th January 2014 - 12 noon–5pm
This Exhibition will explore the changing face of seasonal festivities. From, decorations and presents to the food that was eaten, learn how Eighteenth Century Christmas is almost unrecognisable from the Victorian and modern celebrations that followed as we offer the chance to see 300 years of Christmases at Hogarth’s House.
The House will be open for you to explore and decorated in the style of the period. On three nights there will also be the chance to try festive foods from the time when Hogarth and his family lived at the House.
26th November 6.30-8.30pm
28th November 6.30-8.30pm Food Tasting
3rd December 6.30-8.30pm
5th December 6.30-8.30pm Food Tasting
10th December 6.30-8.30pm
12th December 6.30-8.30pm Food Tasting
Admission: £5 per head + £5 for sessions with food tasting
Booking essential T. 020 8994 6757 E. HogarthsHouse@carillionservices.co.uk
Hogarth 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
12 noon - 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Closed Mondays except Bank Holiday Mondays. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
To arrange a group visit ring John Collins on 020 8994 6757.
Hogarth Lane, Great West Road, London. W4 2QN.
Tel: 020 8994 6757
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