Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know email@example.com WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → Oedipus Taken Down from the Tree Jean-Francois Millet Date: 1847 Style: Realism Genre: mythological painting Location: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada Tags: Greek-and-Roman-Mythology, Oedipus Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 348x600px, View all sizes Millet did not instantly receive recognition for his work from the Paris Salon. His first work, presented in 1939, was rejected entirely, and it was not until he presented the Salon with Oedipus Taken Down from the Tree that he received critical success. This was also presented along with The Winnower, which was eventually bought by the French government. This painting is one of the few in which Millet did not portray rural French peasants, which were his most oft-painted subjects. Rather, it depicts the mythological character of Oedipus, who had been strung up on a tree by his father, is being rescued by shepherds. Jean-Francois Millet Famous works Oedipus Taken Down from the Tree Jean-Francois Millet · 1847 The Sower Jean-Francois Millet · 1850 The Wood Sawyers Jean-Francois Millet · 1850 - 1852 Harvesters Resting Jean-Francois Millet · 1850 - 1853 The Gleaners Jean-Francois Millet · 1857 Death and the woodcutter Jean-Francois Millet · 1859 The Angelus Jean-Francois Millet · 1857 - 1859 View all 127 artworks Related Artworks Morning, the Dance of the Nymphs Camille Corot The Beautiful Narcissus Honore Daumier Pygmalion Honore Daumier Penelopa's Dream Honore Daumier Two Cupids with Red Drapery Honore Daumier Two Nymphs Pursued by Satyrs Honore Daumier Musician Charles Jacque The Nocturnal Travellers Honore Daumier The Italian Goatherd Camille Corot Tenants and owners Honore Daumier The Republic Honore Daumier The Kiss Honore Daumier The Emigrants Honore Daumier The Widow at a Consultation Honore Daumier Leaving School Honore Daumier The Conclusion of a Speech à la Demosthene Honore Daumier B. Sarrans Young Honore Daumier Grand Staircase of the Palace of Justice Honore Daumier Family on the Barricades Honore Daumier View of the plain of Montmartre X effect of storm Theodore Rousseau 1 Load more Advertisement.