Jack the Ripper's Bedroom

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Dark, shadowy view of a bedroom seen through an open doorway. A wooden chair is in the foreground, in what is probably the hallway, to the left of the open door. A dressing table and chair are just distinguishable beneath the filtered pink half-light coming through the horizontal slats of the blind that covers the window at the back of the room. The items of furniture are so indistinct as to make it conceivable that there is a person sitting on the chair, although there is no one there. The bedroom is that of Sickert's own lodgings at 6 Mornington Crescent. His landlady had told Sickert that she suspected the previous tenant might have been Jack the Ripper, the famous murderer.

Manchester Art Gallery



Jack the Ripper's Bedroom




oil on canvas


H 50.8 x W 40.7 cm

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bequeathed by Mrs Mary Cicely Tatlock, 1980

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