Gallery

Pictures from ‘The Thyssen Art Macabre’. Copyright David R. L. Litchfield (except where noted).
To prevent unauthorised reproduction, some pictures can only be viewed here in coarse grain.

The American heiress Louise Price and the Hungarian ‘Baron’ Gabor Bornemisza in 1883. The start of the Hungarian connection.
Rohoncz Castle. The Thyssen-Bornemiszas’ country seat and scene of the Rechnitz atrocity. Heini Thyssen with his parents, his sister Gaby and ‘Old August’ in the garden at Scheveningen. Hermann Göring and Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza celebrating victory at the German Derby in 1936 (photo: Zinsel, Darmstadt)
The three Thyssen brothers: Heinrich, August Junior and Fritz, at Villa Favorita in Lugano in September 1938. Margit Batthyany-Thyssen collecting prizes for her father’s Erlenhof racing stables in Vienna in 1942. (photo: Menzendorf, Berlin) Heini Thyssen entering his playboy period with Nina Dyer at the Hotel du Cap d’Antibes in 1953. The Düsseldorf branch of the August-Thyssen-Bank.
Fiona Campbell-Walter, the twelfth Baroness Thyssen-Bornemisza (photo: Henry Clarke, copyright Conde Nast Publications). Heini Thyssen on board ‘Hanse’. Heini and ‘Tita’ Cervera, the fifteenth Baroness Thyssen-Bornemisza, at his 79th birthday in Madrid (photo: David R L Litchfield).
The path from Villa Favorita.