CAIN, Auguste

Paris 1821 - Paris 1894

Maker: Susse

Coq français croassant

French Cock Crowing

model c. 1860/1894, cast possibly 1890s/c. 1914



Dimensions (HxWxD): 12 x 5 516 x 11 34 in.

incised into model on front of self-base and enhanced with coldwork: CAIN
foundry cachet inset after casting at rear of self-base: Susse Frères

Acc. No.: 1980.44.6

Credit Line: Otis Norcross Fund

Photo credit: Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington

© Artist:


  • New York, Bernard Black Gallery
  • 1966, 31 May, sold to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia (donor records, in NGA curatorial files)
  • 1980, gift to the NGA


  • Museum's website, 9 March 2012
  • 1994 NGA Sculpture Catalogue
    Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, p. 37, repro.
  • 2000 Butler and Lindsay
    Ruth Butler, and Suzanne Glover Lindsay, with Alison Luchs, Douglas Lewis, Cynthia J. Mills, and Jeffrey Weidman. European Sculpture of the Nineteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2000, p. 52-55, color repr.


  • 1974 Washington
    Nineteenth-Century Sculpture, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1974, unnumbered checklist