Drapery Study for a Female Figure 'Athena and Arachne' (Front); Sketch of Head (Back)

WAG 9698


Study for Edward Irvine Halliday's 'Athena and Arachne' in the Walker Art Gallery collection or one of his Athena panels for the Liverpool Atheneum. In Greek mythology Arachne was a talented but boastful spinner and weaver who insulted the goddess Athena in a contest. In punishment Athena transformed her into a spider.