Angela H. Rosenthal (12 September 1963–11 November 2010) was an art historian at Dartmouth College and an expert on the art of Angelica Kauffman. Her masterwork was Angelica Kauffman: Art and sensibility, published by Yale University Press in 2006 which won the Historians of British Art Book Award in the pre-1800 category in 2007.
Early life and family
Angela Rosenthal was born in Trier, Germany, to Peter and Anne Rosenthal. She had a sister, Felicia Rosenthal, who also became a professor. Rosenthal attended the University of Trier. She married Adrian Randolph, also an art historian and professor at Dartmouth College.
Rosenthal taught at the Staatsgalerie Saarbrucken and at Northwestern University before joining Dartmouth College in 1997 where she was an associate professor of art history. She edited a book of essays on William Hogarth and was an expert on the Austrian painter Angelica Kauffman about whom she produced several books, including her authoritative Angelica Kauffman: Art and sensibility that was published by Yale University Press in association with the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in 2006. In 2007, that book won the Historians of British Art Book Award in the pre-1800 category.
Rosenthal also had an interest in the visual depiction of race and humour. In 2013, a book that Rosenthal had been editing at the time of her death with Agnes Lugo-Ortiz on slave portraits in the Atlantic world was published, and in 2015, an edited work on humour in the visual arts was completed by her husband Adrian Randolph and published by the Dartmouth College Press.
- "Angelica Kauffman Ma(s)king Claims", Art History, March 1992, Vol. 15, Issue 1, pp 38-59.
- "Kauffman and portraiture", in Angelica Kauffman: A continental Artist in Georgian England, ed. by Wendy Wassyng Roworth. London, Reaktion Books, 1992. pp. 96-111. ISBN 0948462418
- Angelika Kauffmann: Bildnismalerei im 18. Jahrhundert. Reimer, 1996. (German language) ISBN 978-3496011514
- The other Hogarth: Aesthetics of difference. Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2001. (Edited with Bernadette Fort) ISBN 0691010129
- Angelica Kauffman: Art and sensibility. Yale University Press in association with the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, 2006. ISBN 978-0300103335
- Angelica Kauffman in British collections: An exhibition to commemorate the 200th anniversary of her death/[with] an essay by Angela Rosenthal: Recollecting Kauffman. Rafael Valls, London, 2007.
- Slave portraiture in the Atlantic world. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2013. (Edited with Agnes Lugo-Ortiz) ISBN 978-1107004399
- No laughing matter: Visual humor in ideas of race, nationality, and ethnicity. Dartmouth College Press, Lebanon, New Hampshire, 2015. (Edited with David Bindman and Adrian W.B. Randolph) ISBN 978-1611688207
- Angela Rosenthal. Rand-Wilson Funeral Home. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
- Nachruf auf Angela Rosenthal. arthist.net Retrieved 7 February 2016.
- Beloved art history prof. passes. Archived 2016-02-07 at the Wayback Machine Angie Yang, The Dartmouth, 12 November 2010. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
- About Angela. Dartmouth Department of Art History, 2 April 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
- Review: Angela Rosenthal Angelica Kauffman: Art and Sensibility. Meredith Martin, caa.reviews, 2 May 2007. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
- Slave Portraiture in the Atlantic World. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
- No Laughing Matter. University Press of New England. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
- Obit: Angela Rosenthal. Jon Lackman, The Art History Newsletter, 16 November 2010. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
- Angela Rosenthal: In Memoriam. Archived 2016-02-07 at the Wayback Machine David Bindman, College Art Association, 4 January 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2016.