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Hogarth's House

  • Hogarth La., Great West Rd. (A4) Map It
  • Chiswick
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Besieged by a roaring highway that somewhat spoils the atmosphere, the home of the satirist and painter William Hogarth (1697–1764) is still worth a visit by fans of his amusing, moralistic engravings (such as "The Rake's Progress" and "Marriage à la Mode"). Recently the house has had an unlucky few years; closed by a fire in 2008, restoration work was then halted by a second fire the following year. However, the house is now fully restored, with new exhibition spaces devoted to Hogarth and his work. Look out for the 300-year-old mulberry tree in the garden—the remnant of a failed attempt to get silkworms to breed in England. Hogarth's tomb can be found in the cemetery of St. Nicholas's church on nearby Chiswick Mall.

Sight Information

Address:

Hogarth La., Great West Rd. (A4), London, W4 2QN, England

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Phone:

020-8994–6757

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Tues.–Sun. and holiday Mon. noon–5

Published 08/18/2015

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