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Who was Jack the Ripper?
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Sickert painted the Ripper's crimes

Sickert's grisly paintings contained clues about the killings.
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Walter Sickert was a painter who took a strong interest in the Ripper case, notably completing a painting entitled "Jack the Ripper's Bedroom" in 1907, based on his time staying in a room allegedly used by the Ripper. Some of Sickert's other paintings contained hints about the murders as well, including his 1908 work "The Camden Town Murder", in which the murdered body of a prostitute is positioned in a strikingly similar way to the autopsy pictures of the actual Ripper murders. Sickert's obsession with Jack the Ripper and the clues of his paintings go beyond a simple artistic interest, and suggest that he was deeply involved with the Ripper's crimes.

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Rejecting the premises


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