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The scene is told in Homer's 'Odyssey' but the artist may have used François Fénélon’s 'Les Aventures de Télémaque', published in 1699, as a source for the picture.
Penelope Sacrificing to Minerva for the Safe Return of Her Son, Telemachus
oil on canvas
H 150 x W 126.5 cm
gift from Sir Henry Hugh Arthur Hoare along with the estate, house and its contents, 1946