Men of the Time, eleventh edition/Cain, Auguste

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CAIN, Auguste, sculptor, born in Paris, Nov. 4, 1822, worked first with a carpenter, and afterwards entered the studio of M. Rude. M. Cain, who has devoted his attention to groups of animals, first exhibited at Paris in 1846, and is the publisher of his own bronzes. Amongst numerous works he has exhibited "The Dormouse and Tomtit," 1846; "The Frogs desiring a King," 1850; "The Eagle defending his Prey," 1852; "An Eagle chasing a Vulture," 1857; "Lion and Lioness quarrelling about a Wild Boar," 1875; and "A Family of Tigers," 1876. Several of these objects appeared in the Great Exhibition of 1851, when M. Cain obtained the bronze medal. He has received many recognitions of merit; another medal in 1864; and a third at the Universal Exposition of 1867. M. Cain was nominated a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1869.