31-33 Tite Street

Chelsea, London, SW3

Built in 1877, for the American portraitist, John Abbott McNeill Whistler when it was known as "the white house". He encouraged another American Ex-Pat, John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) to settle in London and after Whistler vacated No. 31, Sargent moved in. Sargent was regarded as the leading society portraitist of his generation in both Europe and America. He lived and worked here from 1885 until his death in 1925. Popular with artists and writers, Tite Street was described by Benjamin Ellis in 1889 as, "the curious contract of artistic splendour, in a blazing, brand-new quarter".  

This house is best associated with...

John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent, R.A., American Ex-Pat Society Artist, of London


Contributed by Mark Meredith on 23/05/2020 and last updated on 23/11/2020.


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