I would like to set a challenge to any so called "Ripperologist" out there who doubts that Patricia Cornwell was correct in her opinion that Walter
Richard Sickert was in fact Jack the Ripper. Why else would so many of the victims, murder scenes and Jack the Ripper himself appear in several of the
artist's most famous portraits. To give an example of this, let's take a look at Ennui. Before doing so please arm yourself with a magnifying glass
and a copy of Cornwell's book- "Jack The Ripper- Portrait Of A Killer- Case Closed".
Step 1- Turn to the page which presents a photographic picture of the painting Ennui.
Step 2- Turn the book upside down.
Step 3- With your magnifying glass concentrate on the area within the man's left sleave/cuff. (Hide/mask his the man's fingers if you can). Behold!
Jack the Ripper- complete with top hat. An arm is outstretched upwards from the hat and has what appears to be a knife in it's hand. Immediately look
to the right and a female face appears on a bed with pillows.
If you can't obtain a copy of the book, here's a picture of what can be seen:
If you have managed to identify the above image and that of Jack the Ripper, then why not try to see this scene:
Step 1- Turn the book back to it's original position.
Step 2- Mask off/hide the top half of the picture if possible.
Step 3- Look to the left and upwards of the glass. There is what appears to be the outline of a severed breast on a table (The corner of the table and
it's leg are parallel to the glass). The breast itself is seeping blood downwards. Could this image be connected to the death of Mary Kelly?
Once again, here is that picture if you don't have the book:
The breast itself forms part of a bigger image which is hidden within the shading close-by and is without doubt related to the death of Catherine
Eddows. In conclusion, can I ask why so many murder scenes are incoporated within the portrait, by Sickert: "Putana a Casa" which is owned by the
acclaimed auther, Patricia Cornwell? Additionally, in loose Latin terms 'Ennui' not only means 'boredom' but another translation of it says 'I hate, I
dislike'. Sickert himself, hated and disliked women and his secrets have remained hidden within in his paintings for well over a century. Isn't about
time his darkest secret was revealed to the world and the case was finally closed?
I have found over 20 other scenes in only two of Sickert's paintings and really think this could be it. Here's the painting 'Ennui' by the way:
[Edited on 14-5-2004 by Jackdaw]
edit on 1-24-2012 by Springer because: Edited title per author's request.