Auguste Rodin: The Thinker Sculpture

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Auguste Rodin: The Thinker Sculpture 9 4.4 5 1
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Description

Bronze Statue, Fine Art Sculpture

Our scaled reproduction in hand-patinated bonded bronze was scanned from a bronze of The Thinker in The Met collection, which was cast about 1910 from an original 19th-century model by Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917).

Rodin's first government commission was for a monumental portal covered with sculptural reliefs for a Paris museum. He proposed a vast composition based loosely on Dante's Divine Comedy, but the work remained unfinished. The artist later began to extract individual figures from the reliefs and enlarge them to create freestanding sculptures. In its original position, The Thinker was at the center of the portal's lintel. The detached, brooding figure has been invested with multiple meanings—poet, judge, sculptor.

Bronze Statue, Fine Art Sculpture

Our scaled reproduction in hand-patinated bonded bronze was scanned from a bronze of The Thinker in The Met collection, which was cast about 1910 from an original 19th-century model by Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917).

Rodin's first government commission was for a monumental portal covered with sculptural reliefs for a Paris museum. He proposed a vast composition based loosely on Dante's Divine Comedy, but the work remained unfinished. The artist later began to extract individual figures from the reliefs and enlarge them to create freestanding sculptures. In its original position, The Thinker was at the center of the portal's lintel. The detached, brooding figure has been invested with multiple meanings—poet, judge, sculptor.

Details
  • Bonded bronze
  • Hand patinated
  • 7 1/2''H x 4 1/2''W x 6''D
  • Gift wrap not available
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Buy it from the Musee Rodin instead
3
Oct 21, 2022
Decent, but you're better off buying a replica from The Musée Rodin in Paris or ordering it online(link below) https://boutique.musee-rodin.fr/en/miniature-reproductions/124-le-penseur-miniature
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Faithful Bronze reproduction of the Metropolitan Museum copy.
5
Nov 22, 2020
Of the sculptures in the Metropolitan collection, Rodin's 'The Thinker' has always been one of the few that really appealed to me ( 'The little Dancer' by Degas being the other one) . This appears to be a faithful reproduction compared to ones available elsewhere. I also like that it is bronze giving it a nice weight instead of resin. I was glad I was able to add this to my home office, I'm quite happy with the purchase.
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Feb 5, 2020
This is a rating-only review.
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nice to have
4
Jun 5, 2018
I've always wanted a copy of Thinker, I just was able to make it happen.
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Disappointed over quality-sculptures features soft
2
Dec 1, 2017
I returned this item. It was not a very good replica of the original.
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More than pleased
5
Nov 9, 2016
I bought this as a special gift for someone that had a special meaning attached to it. I was so pleased when I saw it, just beautiful and very detailed. It more than met my expectations -- and the gift receiver's too!
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Deep in Thought
5
Oct 25, 2014
I sit him on my desk for inspiration while I'm writing. He is a very deep companion. I've compared him with photos of the original from various angles and he seems to be a quite faithful reproduction, if slightly less defined. I do wonder whether he will ever reach a conclusion but I suspect that he will continue to ponder forever. Muy feliz.
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The Thinker Sculpture
5
Jun 20, 2014
Love the sculpture, was perfect size for my desk.
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Love it
5
Dec 26, 2013
It looks just like the original in Paris. Size is just right, fits on a desk or shelf without overpowering the space. A great reminder of our last trip.
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