Pet Party at Hogarth’s House, Saturday, 3 September 2016, 12pm-5pm, admission free
For one day only, Hogarth’s House is inviting you to bring your own pets to see the new exhibition, Pug’s Progress: William Hogarth and Animals. Pets may spend time in the exhibition room while their owners find out about the lives of animals in 18th-century Britain through Hogarth’s art and explore the different experiences of animals in Georgian society, from pampered pet monkeys to overworked carthorses. Both owners and animals can relax in the walled garden during their visit.
“The Great Dog and the Man”: Hogarth and Pugs, a talk for adults, Wednesday, 5 October 2016, 7.00-8.00pm
Stephanie Howard-Smith will explore William Hogarth’s relationship with the pug dog, immortalised in several of his prints and paintings. The most famous image of Hogarth is his 1745 self-portrait with his pug, Trump, and the artist was closely associated with these dogs during his life and has continued to be since his death in 1764. The talk will also look at the history of the pug, which arrived in Britain in the late 17th century and was considered to be almost extinct in Britain less than a hundred years later. To book call 020 8994 6757 or email Hogarthshouse@carillionservices.co.uk