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Claude Monet Paintings 1861-1874

Jean Monet on His Hobby Horse by Claude Monet

Claude Monet's Jean Monet on His Hobby Horse  (23-1/4x28-3/4 inches) is an oil on canvas housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Claude Monet's Jean Monet on His Hobby Horse (23-1/4x28-3/4 inches) is an oil on canvas housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Claude Monet painted Jean Monet on His Hobby Horse in 1872. Monet and Camille's first son, Jean (1867-1913), was born in 1867. The little boy appeared in several of Monet's paintings during the family's early residence in Argenteuil. In a fond glimpse of Jean's childhood rather than a formal portrait, Monet has depicted his son atop a favorite toy, playing in the privacy of the family's garden.

Get a feel for Monet's surroundings on the next page -- learn about The Artist's House at Argenteuil.

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