A previously unknown painting has been discovered by Walter Sickert; who has been named as a suspect for Jack the Ripper, by crime novelist Patricia Cornwall.
The painting "The Blind Sea Captain" has been held in a private collection and is said to be worth £60,000.
She had a 'bonkers' theory that he was Jack the Ripper because of the lurid nature of some of his nude paintings.
He painted a well known murder victim of the time, "The Camden Town Murder"; in which a prostitute had her throat slit by her boyfriend when he found that she had been unfaithful.
Sickert was said to have made himself appear suspicious by saying he had lodged in the same house as Jack the Ripper.
It will never be known for sure whether he was actually the murderer. Patricia Cornwall only found very poor DNA evidence which could have been practically anyone's.