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CAIN, Auguste

Paris 1821 - Paris 1894

Tigre terrassant un crocodile

Tiger Slaying a Crocodile

1869-1870

bronze

group

Dimensions (HxWxD): 72 x 103; limestone base: 72 x 100 x 40 in.

Acc. No.: PSNC. 1849.1

Credit Line: Purchased by the Preservation Society of Newport County

Photo credit: ph Wally Gobetz/flickr/Creative Commons

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Provenance

  • 1962, The Elms are purchased by the Preservation Society of Newport County

Bibliography

  • http://www.newportalri.org/items/show/16770 (accessed March 12, 2020)

Related works

  • Plaster at the Paris Salon of 1869.
    Bronze, 1870, in the Tuileries Garden, Paris.
    See also its pendant: Tigress Carrying a Peacock to her Cubs.

Comment

  • The Preservation Society of Newport County, http://www.newportmansions.org/explore/the-elms, accessed August 13, 2015:
    The Elms was the summer residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind of Philadelphia and New York. Mr. Berwind made his fortune in the coal industry. In 1898, the Berwinds engaged Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer to design a house modeled after the mid-18th century French chateau d'Asnieres (c.1750) outside Paris.
    Construction of The Elms was completed in 1901 at a cost reported at approximately $1.4 million. The interiors and furnishings were designed by Allard and Sons of Paris and were the setting for the Berwinds' collection of Renaissance ceramics, 18th century French and Venetian paintings, and Oriental jades.