French Sculpture Census

artist © : For the works by Renoir alone: public domain

RENOIR, Pierre-Auguste
Limoges, Haute-Vienne 1841 - Cagnes-sur-Mer, Alpes-Maritimes 1919

Maker: Valsuani, C.

Coco (Claude Renoir), tête
Claude Renoir ("Coco")


10 3/8 x 8 1/16 x 7 5/8
on lower edge to right: Renoir
on back, lower edge: 9/30
on back, lower edge: CIRE / C. VALSUANI /PERDUE

Acc. No. : 1963.10.242
Credit Line : Chester Dale Collection

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, The National Gallery of Art


  • Paris, Barbazanges Gallery
  • New York, purchased by Francis Crowninshield
  • New York, sold to Miss Mabel Choate
  • New York, re-purchased by Francis Crowninshield
  • 1943, 20-21 October, New York, Crowninshield sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, 2nd day, n. 202
  • New York, Chester Dale (1883-1962)
  • 1963, bequest to National Gallery of Art, Washington


  • Museum's website, 2nd August 2011
  • 1965 NGA Washington
    Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Paintings & Sculpture of the French School in the Chester Dale Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965, p. 147, repro.
  • 1965 NGA Washington
    Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965, p. 165, as Coco
  • 1968 NGA Washington
    European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968, p. 145, repr., as Coco
  • 1994 NGA Washington
    Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, p. 188, repr.


  • 1965 Washington
    The Chester Dale Bequest, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965, unnumbered checklist

Related Works

Another example in the same museum, 1954.8.2.
Bust of Coco, bronze, Sotheby's New York, 14 May 1992.