About this artwork

In 2006 Roberts created the ‘Sickert’s Shadow Portfolio’, a series of five etchings in a self-contained box. The series explores the theory raised by numerous writers that Sickert could have been the serial killer Jack the Ripper. Three of the portfolio etchings, including this one, illustrate women in bed chambers, while one is a portrait of Sickert. This print takes its title and composition from a painting by Sickert made in 1909, which related to the unsolved murder of prostitute Emily Dimmock in Camden Town in 1907.

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  • title:
    L'Affaire de Camden Town (from Sickert's Shadow Portfolio)
  • accession number:
    GMA 5533 C
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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