Penelope and the Suitors  1912

by John William Waterhouse

painting by John William Waterhouse (Museum: Aberdeen Art Gallery) [br] While her husband, Odysseus, was absent fighting in the Trojan War, Penelope waited faithfully for him in Ithaca. When he failed to return at the end of the war she was plagued by persistent suitors and, even though she remained aloof, the local noblemen could not be discouraged. Desperate to avoid re...
Oil on canvas
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