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Strawberry Hill

Strawberry Hill

Talk, Thu 17 Jan 2019

Details

Two Hogarths are displayed in Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill: Masterpieces from Horace Walpole's Collection. A 2 course supper will be followed by a talk from John Iddon, Art historian, who will discuss the life and work of Hogarth.

Possibly the first universally acknowledged ‘great’ British-born artist, Hogarth demonstrated his genius in an astonishing variety of forms: engraving, satirical ‘progresses’ like Marriage a la Mode, portraits and ‘history’ paintings. He was a determined and pugnacious man battling for artists’ rights and for recognition of home-grown artists in a climate of prejudice in favour of their continental counterparts. He was a good man (for example a major supporter of Thomas Coram’s new Foundling Hospital) and an exposer of greed, corruption and hypocrisy. Above all he can be enjoyed as a lover and illustrator of the seething vitality of eighteenth century London life.

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Event details

Dates Times
Thu 17 Jan 2019 19:00
Event starts at 7pm. Complimentary glass of fizz between 6.30pm and 7pm for members of the Friends of Strawberry Hill on the presentation of their membership card. Other drinks available for purchase with supper.

This is Friends of Strawberry Hill event and raises much need funds to maintain the Grade I listed building and historic site, as well as supporting its work in the community.

Please note this event is only suitable for people aged 18 years and over

Prices

£35.00

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 158722  Lat: 51.43696 Long: -0.33539

By Road: At the London Road roundabout on the A316 take the exit signposted Twickenham A310.
At the mini roundabout turn left, you are still on London Road. Pass Twickenham Station on your left. At traffic lights you will have to bear right into King Street. Get over into left lane and turn left at the traffic lights into Cross Deep. You will pass Radnor Gardens leading down to the Thames on your left.
At mini roundabout turn right into Waldegrave Road. You will see Strawberry Hill House on your left. Just past the house is the turning into St. Mary's College where you can park
Bus: 33 travels from Hammersmith and through Richmond and the R68 travels from Kew Gardens Station, through Richmond Train and Bus Stations.
Train: Richmond Station
Tube: Richmond District Line
For further information visit www.tfl.gov.uk

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