HOGARTH'S STATUE IS BACK
makes a return to the High Road but
is nearly dropped in the process
After a few months of absence William
Hogarth has finally taken up full
time residence on Chiswick High Road.
statue was orignally put up in an
unfinished form as it was delayed
due to the foundry that was making
it going bankrupt. Another foundry,
Burleighfield Arts, stepped in at
only a small variation in the original
price, and they got a statue onto
the plinth in time for David Hockney
and Ian Hislop to unveil it.
it then had to be removed again for
Bott of the Hogarth Millennium Committe
said, "Most people don't realise
how much work goes into the finishing
of a sculpture, after it has come
out of the moulds."
Jim Mathieson was present at the
reinstallation of Hogarth but he
must have had a few anxious moments
when the lorry unloading the heavy
bronze statue came within inches
of causing the statue, and anything
it hit serious damage.
the statue is now firmly in place
and is likely to become a well-known
will be one final fund-raising effort,
to provide the extra £10,000
that is needed to pay for the Pug
Dog. Donations are already coming
in and anyone wishing to add their
own gift towards the cost should
make their cheque out to the "CTA
Hogarth Millennium Fund" and
send it to the Chiswick Traders'
Association, 8 Heathfield Gardens
London W4 4JY.