Artwork Information

  • Title:

    Claude Renoir, Son, Turned to the Left

  • Artist:

    Renoir, Pierre Auguste

  • Artist Bio:

    French, 1841–1919

  • Date:

    about 1904

  • Medium:


  • Dimensions:

    13 3/8 x 10 1/4 inches

  • Credit Line:

    Wichita Art Museum, L. S. and Ida L. Naftzger Collection of Prints

  • Object Number:


  • Display:

    Not Currently on Display

About the Artwork

Claude Renoir, youngest son of the famous French artist, was born in 1901 when Pierre-Auguste Renoir was already 60 years of age. Renoir’s fascination with his young son is evident in this lithograph, completed when Claude was about 3 years old. The artist carefully rendered the small nose, delicate lips, and round cheeks of his son’s face. Claude, or Coco as he was nicknamed, is not posed, but instead appears to be studying something just beyond the picture plane with an intent glare of childish curiosity, allowing the artist to openly regard his young son.