Gustave Moreau

Oedipus and the Sphinx



Gustave Moreau - Oedipus and the Sphinx

Literature

Catalogues raisonnés
Pierre-Louis Mathieu, Gustave Moreau, sa vie, son Oeuvre, Paris, 1976, nr. 64

Collection catalogues
introduction by Gary Tinterow, Masterpieces of European Painting, 1800-1920, in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; New Haven, 2007, nr. 67

Literature
Michael Fried, Manet's Modernism, or, The Face of Painting in the 1860s, Chicago, 1996, plate 14


Provenance

the artist, Paris, sold on 1 May 1864 to Napoleon
Prince Napoléon-Joseph-Charles-Paul Bonaparte, Paris, 1864–68, sold on 3 February 1868, to Durand-Ruel
with Durand-Ruel, Paris, in partnership with Brame, Paris, 1868, sold on 6 March to Herriman
William H. Herriman, Rome, 1868–died 1921


External links

Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession number 21.134.1

Other works by Gustave Moreau


Gustave Moreau Orpheus
Orpheus
1863

Gustave Moreau Landscape
Landscape
1858

Gustave Moreau Salome (dancing before Herod)
Salome (dancing before Herod)
1876

Gustave Moreau after Diego Velazquez Philip IV on Horseback
Philip IV on Horseback
1859

Gustave Moreau
Oedipus and the Sphinx
1864
206.4 x 104.8 cm
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated, lower left: .Gustave Moreau .64.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Bequest of William H. Herriman, 1920