Re-opened following restoration on November 8, 2011, Hogarth's House holds an extensive collection of William Hogarth’s prints and a set of his engraving plates. The panelled rooms also house replica pieces of eighteenth-century furniture. These were commissioned from the Chiswick Art-Workers' Guild by Lieutenant-Colonel Shipway, who rescued the house and opened it to the public as a museum dedicated to Hogarth in 1904. The gallery in the former kitchen wing hosts a changing programme of exhibitions. In the garden are mulberry trees, the fruit from which the Hogarths are said to have made mulberry pies for the Foundling children who stayed with them. Built around 1700, the house was Hogarth’s country home and weekend retreat away from the noise of his other home in what is now Leicester Square. Hogarths’ tomb is a short walk from the house, in St Nicholas’ churchyard, next to the Thames.
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