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Bassano Ltd

(active 1901-1962)

Artist associated with 42732 portraits
Alexander Bassano opened a studio in 1850 in Regent Street, London, moving to Old Bond Street in 1876. The studio was large enough to house an eighty-foot panoramic background scene mounted on rollers, which provided a variety of outdoor or court backgrounds. Bassano retired in around 1903, when the premises were refurbished and relaunched as Bassano Ltd, Royal Photographers. The firm was resold on many occasions but retained the Bassano name and the studio's collection of negatives. In 1964 it incorporated Vandyk to become first Bassano and Vandyk Studios and then, in 1965, Bassano and Vandyk incorporating Elliott and Fry.

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Philip Snowden, Viscount Snowden, by Bassano Ltd - NPG P501

Philip Snowden, Viscount Snowden

by Bassano Ltd
cream-toned bromide print, 23 January 1923
NPG P501

Alexander Bassano, by Bassano Ltd, after  Alexander Bassano - NPG x136022

Alexander Bassano

by Bassano Ltd, after Alexander Bassano
chlorobromide print, (1880s)
NPG x136022

Robert Browning, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x193639

Robert Browning

by Bassano Ltd, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1880s
NPG x193639

Wilson Barrett (William Henry Barrett), by Bassano Ltd, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x193621

Wilson Barrett (William Henry Barrett)

by Bassano Ltd, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1882
NPG x193621

Sir Francis Robert ('Frank') Benson as 'Romeo' in 'Romeo and Juliet', by Bassano Ltd, published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x193628

Sir Francis Robert ('Frank') Benson as 'Romeo' in 'Romeo and Juliet'

by Bassano Ltd, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1886
NPG x193628

Belle Bilton, copy by Bassano Ltd, after  Alexander Bassano - NPG x34232

Belle Bilton

copy by Bassano Ltd, after Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1926 (1889)
NPG x34232

Belle Bilton, copy by Bassano Ltd, after  Alexander Bassano - NPG x34233

Belle Bilton

copy by Bassano Ltd, after Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1926 (1889)
NPG x34233

Mary Anderson (Mrs de Navarro), by Bassano Ltd, published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x193605

Mary Anderson (Mrs de Navarro)

by Bassano Ltd, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
postcard print, 1890s
NPG x193605

Constance Fetherstonhaugh (Mrs F.R. Benson), by Bassano Ltd, published by  The Philco Publishing Co - NPG x193629

Constance Fetherstonhaugh (Mrs F.R. Benson)

by Bassano Ltd, published by The Philco Publishing Co
bromide postcard print, 1890s
NPG x193629

Arthur Bourchier; Violet Vanbrugh (Violet Augusta Mary Barnes), by Bassano Ltd, published by  The Rotophot Postcard - NPG x193630

Arthur Bourchier; Violet Vanbrugh (Violet Augusta Mary Barnes)

by Bassano Ltd, published by The Rotophot Postcard
bromide postcard print, 1890s
NPG x193630

Lily Brayton, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Davidson Brothers - NPG x193631

Lily Brayton

by Bassano Ltd, published by Davidson Brothers
bromide postcard print, 1890s
NPG x193631

Kitty Gordon, by Bassano Ltd, published by  The Philco Publishing Co - NPG x193830

Kitty Gordon

by Bassano Ltd, published by The Philco Publishing Co
bromide postcard print, 1890s
NPG x193830

Sir Charles Henry Hawtrey, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x193860

Sir Charles Henry Hawtrey

by Bassano Ltd, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1890s
NPG x193860

Maud (née Holt), Lady Beerbohm Tree, by Bassano Ltd, published by  The Philco Publishing Co - NPG x198049

Maud (née Holt), Lady Beerbohm Tree

by Bassano Ltd, published by The Philco Publishing Co
bromide postcard print, 1890s
NPG x198049

Irene Vanbrugh, by Bassano Ltd - NPG Ax45846

Irene Vanbrugh

by Bassano Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax45846

Irene Vanbrugh, by Bassano Ltd - NPG Ax45847

Irene Vanbrugh

by Bassano Ltd
hand-coloured postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax45847

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11 July 2016, 09:37

Bassano, the photographer here, was the family name of a group of Portuguese Jewish minstrels at the court of Queen Elizabeth the 1st, at a time when Jews were not officially in England.

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