WANTED Roubiliac's missing terracotta of Hogarth's pug, Trump

Wednesday 9 November 2011

Happy Hogarthian Birthday

Just in time for William Hogarth's 314th birthday (10th November) Hogarth's House reopens after an eventful three-year restoration prolonged by a serious fire.  Jane and William Hogarth moved into their country cottage in sleepy Chiswick in 1749, William having established himself as the leading English painter of the day.  Today the house sits at an angle behind a long wall sheltering its oldest, still-living inhabitant, Hogarth's Mulberry Tree. 
The house was opened by local Chiswick satirist, Dara O'Briain adn may now be visited Tues-Sunday, noon-5pm


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