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Oedipus
  • Jean-Léon Gérôme, artist
    1824–1904
    born: Vesoul, France ; died: Paris, France
    Goupil and Co., printer
    D. Appleton & Company, publisher
    active 1831–1933
  • Oedipus, 1893
  • The Art of the World, Illustrated in the Paintings, Statuary, and Architecture of the World's Columbian Exposition
  • Where object was made: United States
  • photogravure
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 428.62 x 327.02 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 16 7/8 x 12 7/8 in
  • Transfer from Kenneth Spencer Research Library
  • Not on display
  • 1970.0050.10
Description

Figure in a landscape. There is a man on a horse in the bottom left quadrant. He is facing right and wears a cowboy hat. There is a large stone sculpted head (sphinx) in the top right corner. Its nose is broken off. The horizon line is about halfway from the top.