Toby Edward Rosenthal

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Toby Edward Rosenthal
A young woman with a parasol (1879)

Toby Edward Rosenthal (15 March 1848 in New Haven, Connecticut – 23 December 1917 in Munich) was an American painter.


Moving to San Francisco with his parents in 1855, he there studied painting under Fortunato Arriola. In 1865 he went to Munich, where he was a pupil of the Royal Academy under Strachuber, Karl Raupp and Karl Theodor von Piloty. He received medals in Munich in 1870 and 1883, and in Philadelphia in 1876. Except for some visits home, his professional life was spent in Europe.


  • “Love's Last Offering”
  • “Spring's Joy and Sorrow” (1868)
  • J.S. Bach and his family at morning prayers” (Leipzig Museum; 1870)
  • “The beautiful Elaine,” after a ballad of Alfred Tennyson (1874)
  • “Young Monk in Refectory” (1875)
  • “Forbidden Longings”
  • “Who laughs last, laughs best,” a humorous genre diptych
  • “Girls' Boarding-School Alarmed” (1877)
  • “A Mother's Prayer” (1881)
  • “Empty Place” (1882)
  • “Trial of the escaped nun Constance de Beverly,” after Walter Scott's Marmion (Los Angeles County Museum of Art; 1883)
  • “Dancing Lesson During the Empire”
  • “Departure from the Family”
  • “Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire,” one of his most popular of his works, and frequently engraved (1871)

Other works[edit]

  • Toby E. Rosenthal, Erinnerungen eines Malers (Memoirs of a painter), Munich: Richard Pflaum, 1927.



External links[edit]

Media related to Toby Edward Rosenthal at Wikimedia Commons