A Pug Mug For Christmas?

The Hogarth House has lots of gift ideas


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Are you stuck for ideas for Christmas presents this year? New items in the shop at Hogarth's House will make excellent gifts.

Guardian cartoonist, Martin Rowson, produced a Hogarth-inspired drawing, Hogarth's Roundabout, to mark the 300th anniversary of Hogarth's birth in 1997. An A3 reproduction on good quality paper has been printed and can be purchased ready to frame at £15 a copy.

To mark the 250th anniversary of Hogarth's death the same image has now been adapted to create a high quality cotton tea towel, priced at £10.

In addition, Martin Rowson has produced an imaginative image for a commemorative pug mug. Printed in black on a white bone china mug, the pug stares out at you while you drink, but he is peeing Hogarth's famous "Line of Beauty", which runs around the mug landing in a splash on the other side! Mugs cost £8.95 each.

The full colour catalogue of The Small Self, with images of all of the 53 self-portraits contributed by celebrities and artists to the exhibition, plus Hogarth's own self-portraits is also available at £7.95.

The House is open every day except Monday, 12 noon to 5pm, admission free, and the Small Self exhibition continues until 11 January.

December 11, 2014

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