The tale, which is almost identical with the Lohengrin legend, belongs to the class of the Cupid and Psyche narratives.
Rohde, Psyche, i.
The bride sins as in Eros and Psyche, Freja and Oddur, Pururavas and Urvasi.
2 The sin of Urvasi and Psyche was seeing their husbands - naked in the latter case.
On the return of the Bourbons the painter was exiled with the other remaining regicides, and retired to Brussels, where he again returned to classical subjects: "Amor quitting Psyche," "Mars disarmed by Venus," &c. He rejected the offer, made through Baron Humboldt, of the office of minister of fine arts at Berlin, and remained at Brussels till his death on the 29th of December 1825.