On Cheyne Walk in the 1860s

The photographer James Hedderly lived in Chelsea in south-west London during the mid-nineteenth century. He was a friend and contemporary of the American painter James McNeill Whistler who had his home and studio there. Hedderly photographed the neighborhood in the 1860s. The sepia-tinted prints shown below depict Cheyne Walk around the time that Dante Gabriel Rossetti moved into his house at Number 16.

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti reading proofs of Sonnets and Ballads to Theodore Watts-Dunton in the drawing room at 16 Cheyne Walk, London, by Henry Treffry Dunn, 1882

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