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Angela Rosenthal: In Memoriam


It is with profound sadness that we note the death of our beloved colleague Angela Rosenthal.

Angela was an outstanding scholar, author of two books on the eighteenth-century artist Angelica Kaufman, co-editor with Bernadette Fort of a collection of essays on William Hogarth, and author of many articles and essays addressing early modern visual culture. This summer, she completed editing with Agnes Lugo-Ortiz (University of Chicago) a collection of essays on Slave Portraiture, which will appear with Cambridge University Press.

As a teacher, Angela engaged her students intellectually and personally. She reveled in the impromptu discussion before works of art, emphasizing the necessity of studying works in the original. Her students will recall various trips to museums, adventures in northern Italy on the 2008 Foreign Study Program, and the attention she paid to Dartmouth's public sculpture. Students will also recall how she matched encouragement with intellectual rigor.

We her colleagues had special access to her extraordinary professionalism and her charming humor. Participating in the life of the Department as long as she could, Angela inspires us still with her courage, openness, and good cheer. We miss her terribly.

David Bindman (University College London), Angela’s advisor and close collaborator, wrote an obituary for the College Art Association:

Viktoria Schmidt-Linsenhoff (Universität Trier), a mentor and friend, remembers Angela's life and work:

Other notices may be found at:

Angela's friends and colleagues Laura Aurricchio, Bernadette Fort, and Melissa Hyde have organized a Round Table in memory of Angela Rosenthal on Friday, March 18th at this year's annual ASECS meeting in Seattle. For more information, see the program at

Last Updated: 1/17/11