About this artwork

This etching by Roberts illustrates Walter Sickert (1860–1942), one of Britain’s leading artists, accompanied by a haunting shadow. In 2006 Roberts created the ‘Sickert’s Shadow Portfolio’, featuring five etchings in a self-contained box. The series explores the theory raised by numerous writers that Sickert could have been the mass murderer known as Jack the Ripper. Roberts suggests there may have been two sides of Sickert’s persona in this print; the smartly dressed man of society in the foreground, accompanied by his dark alter-ego.

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  • title:
    Sickert's Shadow
  • accession number:
    GMA 5533 B
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  • materials:
    Etching with aquatint and spitbite
  • date created:
    2006
  • measurements:
    Paper 38.00 x 30.50 cm (Plate mark 22.50 x 17.60 cm)
  • credit line:
    Gift 2015
  • copyright:
    © Julie Roberts

Julie Roberts

Julie Roberts