About this artwork

This box was designed by Julie Roberts to contain a suite of five etchings titled ‘Sickert’s Shadow Portfolio’. In the portfolio Roberts explores the theory raised by several writers, that Walter Sickert (1860–1942), one of Britain’s most outstanding artists, could have been the mass murderer known as Jack the Ripper. Three of the etchings illustrate women in bed chambers while one is a portrait of Sickert himself, accompanied by a menacing shadow. Such dark themes are typical in Roberts’ work, with many of her drawings, paintings and prints exploring death, violence and power as seen from a woman’s perspective.

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  • title:
    Sickert's Shadow Portfolio: box
  • accession number:
    GMA 5533 G
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  • date created:
    2006
  • credit line:
    Gift 2015
  • copyright:
    © Julie Roberts

Julie Roberts

Julie Roberts