The Galerie Nathan, located in Zurich, has its origins with the Nathan family of Munich where in about 1913, Otto Nathan began an art handling business. His brother Fritz Nathan [1895-1972] joined the firm in 1922 and remained in Munich following Otto's death in 1930. In 1936, due to the political circumstances in Germany, Fritz moved the firm to Switzerland, first in St. Gallen and then, from 1951, in Zurich. Fritz' son Peter joined the firm in 1953 and continued the business after the death of his father.
Nathan, Peter. Dr. Fritz Nathan und Dr. Peter Nathan: 1922-1972 Zurich, 1972: 7-14.
Pratt, Véronique. Chefs-d'oeuvre secrets des grandes collections privées. Paris, 1988:150-152
Francini, Esther Tisa, Anja Heuss and George Kries. Fluchtgut-Raubgut: Der Transker von Kulturgütern in und über die Schweiz 1933-1945 und die Frage der Restitution. Zurich, 2001:108-115