Rosenthal, Léon

Full Name: 
Rosenthal, Léon
Date Born: 
1870
Date Died: 
1932
Home Country: 
France
Gender: 
male
Overview: 

Director of the Musée des beaux-arts, Lyon, France and instructor of art history at the Lycee Louis le Grand. E. H. Gombrich credits Rosenthal with the observation that Botticelli's popularity was primarily because his figures could have some many different attributes read into them.

Selected Bibliography: 
Sandro Botticelli et sa réputation à l'heure présente. Dijon: Librairie Générale F. Rey, 1897; and Rosenthal, Gabrielle. Carpaccio. Paris: H. Laurens, 1906; L'art et les artistes romantiques. Paris: Le Goupy, 1928; Ge´ricault. Paris: Librairie de l'art ancien et moderne, 1905; Villes et village français après la guerre: aménagement, restauration, embellissement, extension. Paris: Payot, 1918, partially translated into English as "Open spaces.A translation of chapter II, Part II of 'Villes et Villages Francais Après la Guerre'." Park International 1 (September 1920): 187-190; La peinture romantique: essai sur l'évolution de la peinture française de 1815 à 1830. Paris: L.H. May, 1900.
Sources: 
Gombrich, Ernst H. "Botticelli's Mythologies: A Study in the Neoplatonic Symbolism of His Circle." Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes (1945): 11, note 3.