Sizee: 131 x 191 cm
Oil on Canvas
Painted in: 1912
Location: City of Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums Collection. Aberdeen, Scotland.
Penelope was the faithful wife of Odysseus. When Odysseus didn't return from Troy most belived him dead, but not Penelope. She was harassed by men who wanted her to accept that Odysseus was dead and to let them take her as their wife. She told the men that as soon as she was done weaving a shroud for her father-in-law, she would decide between them. But every night, Penelope would secretly undo all the weaving she had completed for that day, thus never finishing the shroud.