From his Cheyne Walk
yard above Battersea Bridge, the boatbuilder Charles Greaves rented
out boats to many artists including JMW Turner. His sons Walter
and Henry were self-taught painters producing hundreds of topographical
drawings of their native streets. On meeting Whistler in 1863,
Walter became infatuated with his artistic persona and style,
later ending up in poverty after Whistler's biographers accused
him of plagiarising the master.