The Thannhauser Collection at The Guggenheim Museum
K. Thannhauser was the son of renowned art dealer Heinrich Thannhauser,
who founded the Galerie Moderne in Munich in 1909. From an early age,
Thannhauser worked with his father to build impressive exhibitions of
Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works as well as the art of the
contemporary French and German avant-gardes. The Thannhausers’
commitment to promoting artistic progress paralleled the vision of
Solomon R. Guggenheim. In recognition of this shared spirit, Justin
Thannhauser bequested a significant portion of his art
collection—including masterpieces by Cézanne, Gauguin, Manet, Monet,
Picasso, Pissarro, Renoir, and Van Gogh—to the Guggenheim Museum, where
it is on view in a dedicated gallery.
Before the Mirror, 1876
Oil on canvas, 36 1/4 x 28 1/8 inches
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Thannhauser Collection. Gift, Justin K. Thannhauser, 1978
Degas, Dancers in Green and Yellow, c. 1903. Pastel and charcoal on
several pieces of tracing paper, mounted on board. Solomon R. Guggenheim
Museum, New York, Thannhauser Collection, Gift of Justin K.
Cézanne, Fiasque, verre et poterie, ca. 1877. Huile sur toile, 45,7 x
55,4 cm. Collection Thannhauser, Donation, Justin K. Thannhauser.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York