Whether sending one off to a loved one or keeping one as a personal souvenir, this beautifully reprinted postcard of Auguste Rodin's (French, 1840–1917) The Thinker is a great memento from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
About the sculpture:
Auguste Rodin originally conceived a smaller version of this sculpture to sit atop his monumental bronze portal entitled The Gates of Hell (1880-1917). The figure was intended to represent Italian poet Dante Alighieri pondering The Divine Comedy, his epic story of Paradise and Inferno. However, in 1889 Rodin exhibited the sculpture independently of The Gates, giving it the title The Thinker, and in 1902 he embarked on this larger version.
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