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Two Deer

Auguste N. Cain
1890

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Description

Two sculptures of seated deer. These sculptures were commissioned by the Duke of Aumale to Auguste Cain, one of the best animal sculptors of the nineteenth century. They recall the passion of the princes of Chantilly for hunting. On the bronze base is mentioned when and where the particular deer was shot.

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Inscribed:

St Hubert
Attaqué au Cfr St Rémy, forêt de Chantilly
pris à la Théve, dans le village de Mongrésin,
le 4 9bre 1876; l.c. dupré.

Chantilly - Deux cerfs
Inscribed:

Attaqué
au Cfr St Barthélemy pris au Lac de Molton apres 2h de Chasse
le 11 Xbre 1882, L.C par Hourvari.

Signature

a. cain 1890

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Location (N 49°11'36" - E 2°29'14")

Item Code: frpi103; Photograph: 16 October 2017
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