Maunders Fish Shop was housed in this 17th century building up until it was demolished in 1892. Run by Elizabeth Maunder, its fish must have been the freshest in London, as it stood literally a few steps from the original Chelsea Embankment.
The picturesque quality of the shop makes it a magnet for artists, including Whistler. Perhaps due to his close proximity (he lived in a neighbouring house), Whistler depicted the building on more than one occasion. His lithograph of the place is a famous and well loved piece.
The stairs to the left lead to the premises of J. Allbrook, the local chimney sweep, and it is his red sign that we see above the door.