It sounds as though it ought to be The Horse's Mouth.
The Horse's Mouth (1958) - IMDb
Not the best film I have seen but I do like to put a name to them all. Alec Guineas I think who, by means I have forgotten, has residence in a house and paints a huge tiger on a wall. What was it entitled so I can check the story now it is in my mind?
That is the one. Did Gulley Jimson live on a riverboat moored on the Thames or am I confusing this with another film? The answer to that will finally resolve a discussion we were having about a film we could not remember.
The word houseboat does come up as a plot keyword.
Yes that's right, he lives on a houseboat in the film, at the end he sets sail in it up the Thames towards Tower Bridge, the film was directed by Ronald Neame, I remember the music being good, it was by Prokofiev,
( Lieutenant Kije)
YouTube - The Horse's Mouth (1958) Trailer
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