Angela Rosenthal
November 11, 2010

Angela Rosenthal, Associate Professor of Art History at Dartmouth College, died early Thursday morning with family and friends nearby. Born in Trier, Germany, to Dr. Peter and Anne Rosenthal, Angela was raised in Leverkusen near Cologne. She attended Trier University and the University of London, and worked at the Staatsgalerie Saarbrücken, Northwestern University, and, since 1997, at Dartmouth College. Angela was known among her colleagues and students for her rigorous academic standards, intellectual and personal generosity, sparkling humor, relentless grace, and fierce loyalty.

Professor Rosenthal was an expert on the art and culture of eighteenth-century European art, with a focus on Britain, and within a broader global perspective. She authored books and edited collections of essays on the Swiss-born artist Angelica Kauffman, as well as on William Hogarth and on the portrayal of slaves. Her academic work was fueled by a commitment to gender and racial justice.

She is survived by her husband, Professor Adrian Randolph, her sister Professor Felicia Rosenthal, as well as by her parents.

A funeral service will be held at St Thomas Episcopal Church in Hanover on Sunday, November 14 at 2pm. This will be followed by a reception in the Kim Gallery of the Hood Museum of Art.

Should you wish to contribute something in Angela’s memory, please offer a donation to support Cancer Research at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, either by going to their website ( or by contacting the Office of Development, Hinman 7070, 
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center, 
One Medical Center Drive, 
Lebanon, NH 03756-0001, tel. (603) 653-0745.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Rand-Wilson Funeral Home of Hanover, NH.

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