Rodin Thinker Bookmark
Use our exclusive Thinker bookmark when you need to pause and reflect on what you are reading!
Rodin originally created this figure for the top of The Gates of Hell. The seated man represented Dante, the Italian poet whose depiction of hell provided the theme for the doors. But the sculptor eventually separated the figure from The Gates, exhibiting it alone as a generic portrait he called The Poet or The Thinker.
In 1904 the city of Paris installed a larger version of the work as a public monument, and its symbolism shifted again. "Mr. Rodin’s Thinker is the ordinary workman, anonymous, unknown," one newspaper wrote. "It symbolizes the egalitarian society and the total republic."
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- Solid brass, electro-plated with non-tarnishing silver finish, giclée print
- Bookmark measures 2.75" x 1.75"; tassel measures 5.5 inches
- Packaged in a clear sleeve on a paper story card
- Made in the USA