HD photographs of Tigre Terrassant un Crocodile statue inside Jardin des Tuileries - Page 687

We were again back at the Jardin des Tuileries in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, when we took this high definition photo showing the Tigre Terrassant un Crocodile statue, which was sculpted by Auguste Nicolas Cain.

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Tigre Terrassant un Crocodile statue in Jardin des Tuileries
This first HD photo shows the Tigre Terrassant un Crocodile, which in English translates to Tiger Slaying a Crocodile, which was sculpted by Auguste Nicolas Cain, yet cast by the Thiebaut Freres Fondeurs in 1869, and the Thiebaut Brothers was one of the largest French art foundries producing many monumental statues and sculptures that adorn different places in Paris.
Front and RHS of Tigre Terrassant un Crocodile statue
So Auguste Cain was born in Paris in the November of either 1821 or 1822 depending upon what sources you read, he initially worked for his father who was a butcher, yet having a passion for animals and for sculpture, he studied under Francois rude, yet also spent much of his time studying animals in the Jardin des Plantes.
Close up of the Tigre and Crocodile statue
Auguste Cain started out producing small animal sculptures and his first exhibit was at the 1846 Paris Salon for French artists, and after several more exhibitions where he won medals, he became well renowned as an animalier, which is a sculptor of animals, and he started to receive numerous commissions for large monumental statues, just like this one of the Tigre Terrassant un Crocodile where you can see a close up with the detailing that went into this masterpiece.
Back and RHS of Tigre Terrassant un Crocodile statue
In fact, the Tiger Slaying a Crocodile was exhibited at the 1870 Paris Salon before being placed within the Jardin des Tuileries in 1874, and some of the most well known sculptures by Auguste Cain are his statues portraying wild animals and large carnivores with their prey, even though he did sculpt domestic animals such as hunting dogs for the Chateau de Chantilly.
Bronze Tigre Terrassant un Crocodile statue by Auguste Nicolas Cain
Again in this photo you can see the detailing that went into this statue including how the muscles are portrayed on the tiger, and you can find several other tiger and lion statues by Auguste Cain within the Tuileries Gardens and at The Louvre, yet one can also be found within another popular tourist attraction in Paris called the Jardin du Luxembourg.
Front view of Tigre Terrassant un Crocodile statue
However, there have been several casts of his wild animal statues that can be found in different parts of the world, not forgetting that many of his smaller creations are to be found in private collections as well as different museums, so hence why Auguste Nicolas Cain became a world renowned French sculptor, and even after his death in August 1894, casts were still produced.
Information plaque on Tigre Terrassant un Crocodile statue
Now here is a close up HD photo showing the plaque located on the base of the Tigre Terrassant un Crocodile animal sculpture by Auguste Nicolas Cain that states it was first placed within the Jardin des Tuileries in 1874, even though it was cast in bronze in 1869.
Jardin des Tuileries and Tigre Terrassant un Crocodile statue
And this last photo shows the location of the Tiger Slaying a Crocodile statue, right next to one of the small round basins within the Grand Carre area of the Jardin des Tuileries in the eastern part of the garden that was originally laid out by Andre Le Notre, close to the Place du Carrousel, so as you are looking towards the Musee du Louvre, which you can see a part of, this would be situated by the left hand basin.

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