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Head of Coco: M.5-1974

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 5

Titles

Head of Coco

Maker(s)

Sculptor: Renoir, Pierre Auguste
Founder: Valsuani, C.

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Categories

Description

Bronze, cast.

Notes

History note: Given to Mr Baynes by Sir Thomas Barlow, who acquired it in Germany from an unnamed dealer with a quasi-monopoly on Renoir bronzes. (? Gallerie Flechtheim, Berlin).

Legal notes

Given by Mr Keith Baynes in memory of Louis G. Hoare

Measurements and weight

Height: 42.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1974) by Baynes, Keith

Dating

20th Century, Early
Production date: AD 1908 : conceived 1908

Note

Renoir is best known as a painter, but he also produced sculpture from 1907, following an inspirational visit from Aristide Maillol (1861–1944) and as a means to alleviate his rheumatism. Renoir frequently used his children as models. This head portrays his third and youngest son, Claude, known as ‘Coco’, born in 1901 when Renoir was sixty.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Project

  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Head Height 27 cm

Materials used in production

Bronze

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Renoir
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 10/30
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: C. Valsuami Cire-Perdie

  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.5-1974
Primary reference Number: 13683
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_5_1974
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 5 June 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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