Monday, January 23, 2006
Cheyne Walk by Moonlight, c.1850
The Museum of London Web site has a searchable database of its picture library. It's here, but be warned, you'd better take the phone off the hook and make a cuppa before you sit down in front of it! Here's a picture of how Cheyne Walk looked before Battersea Bridge was built.
Description: 'Cheyne Walk in Chelsea, by Moonlight', c1850. A full moon shines over the River Thames, with boats at low tide. On the left is Chelsea Old Church, with two Chelsea pensioners standing by the monument to Sir Hans Sloane whose collections are the foundation of the British Museum. This image predates the construction of Battersea Bridge, completed in 1874.