Antique bronze sculpture of a vulture on a sphinx

Antique bronze sculpture of a vulture on a sphinx by August Nicolas Cain.
Modelled for an exhibition in France in 1851.

This model is illustrated in
Bronzes, sculptors and founders by H. Berman, Abage and in
Les bronzes de XIXe siècle by Pierre Kjellberg, Les editions des amateurs

Artist / Maker August Nicolas Cain.

Signature/ Marks A. Cain.
Date Modelled for an exhibition in 1851.
Material Bronze, patinated.
Origin France
Size (cm) H. 50 cm x L. 26 cm. x W. 24 cm. 

Size (inches) H. 19.7 inch x L. 10.2 inch x W. 9.5 inch.
Condition Very good.

The dictionary of sculptors in bronze by James Mackay. Antique collectors club.
Animals in bronze by Christopher Payne. Antique collectors club.
Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs by E. Benezit. Gründ.
Dictionnaire illustré des sculpteurs animaliers & fondeurs de l’antiquité à nos jours by Jean Charles Hachet. Argus Valentines.

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