The Thinker was initially created as a figure for placement on Rodin’s The Gates of Hell, then cast for collectors at the beginning of the 1890s. This early plaster version lacks a right foot—removed by the artist—and an inscription to Loïe Fuller: “A Loïe Rodin.”


  • Title: The Thinker
  • Creator: Auguste Rodin
  • Date: 1880
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Physical Dimensions: w7½ x h15 x d12 in (complete)
  • Media: plaster
  • Credit Line: Gift of Samuel Hill
  • Provenance: Collection of Maryhill Museum of Art
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: http://www.maryhillmuseum.org/discover/about-maryhill-museum-of-art/press-room/images-for-publication

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