Hogarth admirer Ian Hislop to do the unveiling - all welcome

Next week will see the historic unveiling of a statue of William Hogarth on Chiswick High Rd. The statue will be placed outside Barclays Bank at the bottom of Turnham Green Terrace and will be perhaps a more fitting memorial to Chiswick's most eminent resident than a roundabout.

The uveling will take place on Tuesday 23rd at 11am

The statue will be accompanied by a Pug dog and was produced by local artist Jim Mathieson. The cost of the statue was raised by donations from local people and businesses including significant sums from Sainsburys, the developers of Chiswick Park and the Hogarth Health club group.

Hugh Brendon of the Chiswick Traders Association, who was the treasurer of the appeal fund expressed delight that the unveiling was finally confirmed "after many trials and tribulations".

There still is a requirement for funds to pay for the Pug Dog - if you wish to donate cheques, made out to CTA Hogarth Millennium Fund should be sent to Chiswick Traders' Association at 8 Heathfield Gardens, London W4 4JY.

The statue will be unveiled by satirist Ian Hislop, the editor of Private Eye and panellist on the popular television quiz show "Have I Got News for You".

Ian Hislop has been a lifelong fan of Hogarth and wrote the introduction to the catalogue for "Hogarth's Election Entertainment, Artists at the Hustings" an exhibition at the Sir John Soane's Museum (until 25th August).

Ian Hislop on Hogarth's Influence (Real Player required)



Hislop on Hogarth's Influence - Real Player required

Pug to he added to Hogarth's statue

Hogarth's Birthday party

The Story of the Campaign

The Rake's Progress