Of all the works by Rodin, the most famous one is unquestionably the great Thinker. The Thinker was the first work by Rodin to be erected in a public place. The Thinker was modeled in 1880 – 1882 as part of a commission by the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris to sculpt a monumental door based on The Divine Comedy of Dante called The Gates of Hell.
Initially named The Poet, The Thinker statue was intended to represent Dante himself at the top of the door reflecting on the scene below. The Thinker is depicted as a man in sober meditation battling with a powerful internal struggle. The unique pose with hand to the chin, right elbow to the left knee, and crouching position allows the statue to survey the work with a contemplative feel.
Finished in a bronze color like the original, this reproduction statue is a wonderful homage to this great work. Made from cast stone, statue measures about 7 inches high, 3.5 inches wide, and 4 inches deep. Intended for indoor use only.
- Reproduction statue
- The Thinker by Rodin
- Measures 7 x 3.5 x 4 inches
- Weighs about 2 pounds
- Cast stone with bronze-colored finish
This statue replicates the aesthetics of ancient artifacts and one-of-a-kind museum pieces. Cracks, discoloration, and other surface details are in keeping with the aged look of the piece.