London, South Kensington
13 September 2005
A French bronze model of a heron
After Auguste-Nicolas Cain, circa 1870
Modelled capturing a frog, inscribed CAIN, mounted on a black marble base
16in. (40.7cm.) wide overall
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Christopher Payne, Animals in Bronze, Antique Collectors' Club, 1988, ref. Bi62. Cain is described as having captured the 'exact moment at which a stalking heron has caught a wriggling frog in its bill'
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