CAIN, Auguste

Paris 1821 - Paris 1894

Lion et lionne attaquant un sanglier

Lion and Lioness Attacking Wild Boar

modeled c. 1875, cast after 1882



Dimensions (HxWxD): 14 18 x 23 12 in.

Acc. No.: 54.2472

Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Roger B. Williams, 1967

Photo credit: The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

© Artist:


  • Mrs. Roger B. Williams [date and mode of acquisition unknown]
  • 1967, Walters Art Museum, by gift


  • Museum's website, May 20, 2013


  • Museum's website, May 20, 2013:
    Cain, the son of a butcher, was a highly regarded animal sculptor who modeled large-scale works for public locations in Paris, such as the Luxembourg Gardens, the Tuileries Gardens, and the city hall. This particular example is a reduction (a copy in a smaller size) of a work that he made for one of the entrances to the Tuileries Gardens.