List of The Thinker sculptures
This is a list of The Thinker sculptures made by Auguste Rodin. The Thinker, originally a part of Rodin's The Gates of Hell, exists in several versions. The original size and the later monumental size versions were both created by Rodin, and the most valuable versions are those created under his supervision. There was also a limited edition of 12 copies made from the original plaster mold by the Musée Rodin after Rodin's death.
The Thinker exists as bronze casts, exhibition plaster casts (some were painted to look like bronze patina), and original production plasters, which some consider art objects today.
Copies of The Thinker made during Rodin's lifetime
|National Gallery of Victoria||Original||Bronze||1884||Earliest bronze casting, has Florentine cap|||
|Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva||Original||Bronze||1896|||
|National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.||Original||Bronze||1901|||
|Panthéon, Latin Quarter, Paris (destroyed)||Monumental||Plaster, bronze-tinted||1904||Earliest monumental. The statue was vandalized and later scrapped.|||
|University of Louisville||Monumental||Bronze||1903||First casting by A. A. Hébrard, lost wax technique, displayed at Louisiana Purchase Exposition|||
|Detroit Institute of Arts||Monumental||Bronze||1903||First casting by Alexis Rudier, sand casting, four days younger than Louisville copy,
publicly displayed at Leipzig and Berlin
|Metropolitan Museum, New York||Monumental||Plaster, bronze-tinted||1904||Sent to Louisiana Purchase Exhibition to replace the bronze version|||
|Musée Rodin, Paris||Monumental||Bronze||1904||Installed outside Paris Panthéon in 1906, moved to Musée Rodin garden in 1922|||
|Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek||Monumental||Bronze||1904||the "third Hébrard copy"|||
|Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden||Monumental||Plaster||1904||acquired by museum in October 1904|||
|National Museum, Poznań||Monumental||Plaster||1904||acquired in January 1905|||
|Legion of Honor, San Francisco||Monumental||Bronze||1904||Alexis Rudier cast, purchased in 1915, donated to San Francisco in 1922|||
|Private collection||Original||Bronze||1906||made for Ralph Pulitzer, sold for $15.3 million in 2013|||
|Laeken Cemetery, Brussels||Monumental||Bronze||1906||Alexis Rudier cast, installed on the grave of Jef Dillen in 1927|||
|Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art||Plaster||1907||exhibited in Strasbourg in 1907 before museum's purchase|||
|Ca' Pesaro, Venice||Monumental||Plaster, bronze-tinted||1907||purchased at the 1907 Biennale|||
|Congressional Plaza, Buenos Aires||Monumental||Bronze||1907||Purchased by the museum director to Auguste Rodin, one of the three sculptures cast in the original mold and signed by him|||
|Waldemarsudde, Sweden||Monumental||Bronze||1908||Alexis Rudier cast, for Prince Eugen of Norway and Sweden|||
|Private collection||Original||Bronze||1916||sold for $11.8 million in 2010|||
|Rodin's tomb, Meudon||Monumental||Bronze||1916||Alexis Rudier cast, placed at the grave when his wife died|||
|Cleveland Museum of Art||Monumental||Bronze||1916||Alexis Rudier cast, purchased 1916, badly damaged by vandalism in 1970, displayed in an unrepaired state|||
|Musée Rodin at Meudon||Monumental||Plaster, bronze-tinted||1916||the museum has several plaster casts in different sizes and of different ages|||
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
- Vatican Museums, Collection of Modern Religious Art
- United States
- Cantor Fitzgerald offices in World Trade Center, New York City (survived the September 11 attacks; missing afterwards)
- Columbia University, New York City
- Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale
- Bal Harbour Shops, Miami
- Martin Lawrence Gallery, Las Vegas
- University of Louisville, Louisville
- Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore
- Rodin Museum, Philadelphia
- Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
- Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena
- Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, Stanford
- Borde Costero, Viña del Mar
- South Korea
- Beartree Park, Chungchongnam-do
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- "Water Fountain Garden: The Thinker (Le Penseur)". Kyoto National Museum. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
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