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.