Camille METRA or METRA-HUBBARD (XIX - XX)
The cup of the King of Thule
Exhibition: Salon of Union of Women Painters and Sculptors 1896 under number 627
Oil on canvas, signed lower right and dated 1896.
113 5 x 146 cm
Camille METRA exhibited two works at the Salon of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1895 under her maiden name METRA and implemented in 1896 in the same Salon as METRA-HUBBARD. Effectively, she married Monsieur Gustave Hubbard, Deputy of Seine et Oise, August 14, 1895.
She was a member of the Union of Women Painters and regularly exhibited at the annual exhibition of 1891 to 1911 and she was repeatedly remarked.
This table refers to a poem published in 1782 by Goethe and resume it widely in his Faust (Part 1, 2759-82 lines). This poem will go to the full mode romantic nineteenth century by various translations of which the best known are Gérard de Nerval (1827) and later Louise Ackermann (1863). Franz Schubert in 1816, Hector Berlioz in 1845 and Charles Gounod in 1859 traduced this poem into music in their operas.