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M.I.V. Brée (1773-1839): "Oedipus and Antigone at Colonus". 1797.

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    Posted 4 years ago

    Golgatha
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    As you remember, from reading - or perhaps watching on stage - Greek playwright Sophocles's tragedy "Oedipus at Colonus", king Oedipus had been predicted by the gods that he'd end his days in Colonus. Obeying the gods he left for Colonus, but since he'd blinded himself in desperation after realizing that he'd killed his father and married his mother, he was accompagnied by his daughter Antigone, who was also his half-sister. In 1797 French playwright Jean-Francois Ducis (1733-1816)'s modern version of the play was performed on stage in Paris. Flemish painter Mattheus Ignatius van Brée (1773-1839) was in Paris 1796-1797 before leaving for Italy and has most probably watched the play on stage and that inspired him to paint Oedipus and Antigone resting in the wilderness before reaching Colonus. Painting from my collection. Oil on canvas. 81 cm x 101 cm.

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    1. BHock45 BHock45, 3 years ago
      Love this! Exceptional. Framed perfectly by the forest!
    2. BHock45 BHock45, 3 years ago
      I was wondering if you had a moment to check out one of my listings?
      I was curious if you had any thoughts or could point me in the right direction. The signature is a overlapping V and O.

      Great appreciate your help with all listings.
      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/235103-oil-on-board--signed-but-unknown

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