Oedipus and Antigone, n.d. Franz Dietrich (German, 1838-1890). Crocker Art Museum. Dietrich depicts the tragic aftermath of the story of Oedipus from Sophocles’ play. The king of Thebes, Oedipus was abandoned as a child because of a prophecy that he would kill his father and marry his mother, both of which subsequently happened. The tragic revelation drives him insane, and he blinds himself and wanders the world with his daughter Antigone.