Italian Bronze Sculpture Pensatore by Ernesto Bazzaro, circa 1910

Cod. 00638

Italian Bronze Sculpture Pensatore by Ernesto Bazzaro, circa 1910

Cod. 00638

Italian Bronze Sculpture Pensatore by Ernesto Bazzaro, circa 1910

Cod. 00638

Italian Bronze Sculpture Pensatore by Ernesto Bazzaro, circa 1910

Cod. 00638

Italian Bronze Sculpture Pensatore by Ernesto Bazzaro, circa 1910

Cod. 00638

Italian Bronze Sculpture Pensatore by Ernesto Bazzaro, circa 1910

Cod. 00638

Italian Bronze Sculpture Pensatore by Ernesto Bazzaro, circa 1910

Cod. 00638

Italian Bronze Sculpture Pensatore by Ernesto Bazzaro, circa 1910

Cod. 00638

Italian Bronze Sculpture Pensatore by Ernesto Bazzaro, circa 1910

Cod. 00638

Italian Bronze Sculpture Pensatore by Ernesto Bazzaro, circa 1910

Cod. 00638

Pensatore "the thinker",
Ernesto Bazzaro,
1859 -1937.

Bronze,
signed "Bazzaro" and entitled "Pensatore" (the thinker).
Bronze, mid-brown patina.
Measures: 51 cm 24,5 x 22 cm.
Provenance; private collection.

Exhibition: Camere D'Arista italian design 1930 -1960 Villa Bertelli Forte dei Marmi- Lu -25 July-14 Sept 2014.
Ernesto Bazzaro (Milano 1859 – Milano, 1937) was one of the most important and influential Lombard sculptor in the 19th century.
He used a technique close to impressionism and "scapigliatura Milanese", he was master of Paolo Troubetzkoy.
This work is obviously related to the masterpiece of Auguste Rodin "THE THINKER" 1902 but the figure portrayed in this work of Bazzaro has a different pose.
The work shows a nude male figure of over life-size sitting on a rock with his chin resting on one hand as though deep in thought, and is often used as an image to represent philosophy.
Originally named The Poet (French: Le Poète), the Thinker was initially a figure in a large commission, begun in 1880, for a doorway surround called The Gates of Hell.
Rodin based this on The Divine Comedy of Dante, and most of the figures in the work represented the main characters in the epic.

CREATOR: Ernesto Bazzaro (Author)
COUNTRY: Italy
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1910
MATERIALS: bronze, mid-brown patina
CONDITION: Excellent
HEIGHT: 20.08 in. (51 cm)
WIDTH: 9.64 in. (24,5 cm)
DEPTH: 8.66 in. (22 cm)
DEALER LOCATION: Rome, Italy
NUMBER OF ITEMS: 1

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