20 February 1881
04 May 1926
Giotto scholar and professor of art, Basle. His undergraduate students at Basle included Hans R. Hahnloser. His methodology was carried on by Theodor Hetzer. Rintelen's opinions were so valued they were pencilled in as notes by Richard Offner in Offner's copy of the 1937 catalog Mostra Giottesca.
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