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Rosenthal, Léon

    Full Name: Rosenthal, Léon

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1870

    Date Died: 1932

    Home Country/ies: France


    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.


    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.


    "Rosenthal, Léon." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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