Oedipus and the Sphinx Vintage Art Print - Greek Tragedy Art - Giclee Print - Antique Wall Art - Cool Gift Ideas - Old Maps and Prints

Oedipus and the Sphinx Vintage Art Print - Greek Tragedy Art - Giclee Print - Antique Wall Art - Cool Gift Ideas - Old Maps and Prints


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Oedipus Rex and the Sphinx Vintage Art Print - Greek Tragedy Art $34

Behold this scene from Sophocles' infamous Greek tragedy "Oedipus Rex". Our exclusive edition of Jean Auguste Ingres's detailed drawing, to become a painting sent to the Institut de France in 1808, shows a traveling Oedipus in conversation with the Sphinx, a creature with the head of a woman, body of a lion, and wings of an eagle, who guarded the road into the city of Thebes. The Sphinx would pose a riddle to passing travelers; one had to answer correctly pass into the city, yet none had ever solved it and were promptly killed and eaten. The area below the Sphinx's perch is littered with the remains of those who passed before. Oedipus was the first to ever solve the riddle, and being so shamed and enraged the Sphinx killed herself.

This print is a highly detailed scan of the original published plate and is truly an amazing image perfect for framing!

Available in:
12" x 16"

❖ High resolution images printed at or below optimal size to preserve clarity. We won't blow up an image to sell you a more expensive size!

❖ Digitally restored to remove distracting blemishes, stamps, and damage while still preserving the foxing, wear, and creases that lend to the character of these historic images

❖ Print size includes a 1-2 inch white margin for easy framing, with or without a mat

❖ Printed on archival quality Epson Enhanced matte stock:
◆ 10.3 mil thick/192 GSM heavyweight

◆ Acid-free, museum quality

❖ Printed only with Epson UltraChrome HDR ink
◆ Natural high-density pigment colors

◆ Rated lightfast up to 200+ years

❖ Printed on Epson Stylus Pro 7900/9900 printers for giclée quality color and clarity

❖ Protective hardboard kraft tubes virtually eliminate shipping damage
◆ Made from 70-100% post-consumer recycled content

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    Reviews (2)


    The printing was sloppy considering it was $36.

    Very happy with the print. Well packed and arrived quickly too!

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