These notecards feature an image of The Thinker one of the most famous sculptures in history. Rodin (1840-1917) originally designed this figure to be part of an elaborate doorway for a decorative arts museum in Paris. Called The Gates of Hell the portal's theme was based on Dante's epic poem The Divine Comedy. Intended to be part of a relief directly above the doors, the rugged figure was originally supposed to represent Dante (1265-1321) who appears to be pondering his great poem. Once Rodin separated the figure from the portal, he became "The Poet-Thinker", and finally just The Thinker. This iconic figure of intellectual activity is a beautiful image for any correspondence.
15 cards and envelopes.
Size: 5" x 7"