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Alexander Bassano

(1829-1913), Photographer

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist associated with 2801 portraits
Born in London, Bassano received artistic training in the studios of painters Augustus Egg and William Beverley, and at Thomas Heatherley's Art School. He opened his first photographic studio in 1850 on Regent Street, London. In 1876 he moved to Old Bond Street, where the firm was located until 1921. The studio was large enough to accommodate an eighty-foot panoramic background scene mounted on rollers, which provided a variety of outdoor scenes or court backgrounds. Bassano retired in around 1903 and had reputedly earned £60,000 through portraiture. He married Adelaide Lancaster in 1850 and they had three children. He died aged eighty-four in Acton, London and is buried in Kensal Green Cemetery.

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Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer, by Alexander Bassano - NPG P1700(44d)

Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer

by Alexander Bassano
albumen print, 1883
NPG P1700(44d)

David William Stanley Ogilvy, 6th Earl of Airlie, by Alexander Bassano - NPG P1700(50c)

David William Stanley Ogilvy, 6th Earl of Airlie

by Alexander Bassano
printing-out paper print, 1883
NPG P1700(50c)

Sir Charles Warren, by Alexander Bassano - NPG P1700(46a)

Sir Charles Warren

by Alexander Bassano
matte collodion printing-out paper print, 1890s
NPG P1700(46a)

Sir Cornelius Francis Clery, by Alexander Bassano - NPG P1700(46c)

Sir Cornelius Francis Clery

by Alexander Bassano
printing-out paper print, 1890s
NPG P1700(46c)

Prince Christian Victor of Schleswig-Holstein, by Alexander Bassano - NPG P1700(50b)

Prince Christian Victor of Schleswig-Holstein

by Alexander Bassano
printing-out paper print, 1890s
NPG P1700(50b)

Sir Horace Lockwood Smith-Dorrien, by Alexander Bassano - NPG P1700(50d)

Sir Horace Lockwood Smith-Dorrien

by Alexander Bassano
printing-out paper print, 1890s
NPG P1700(50d)

Harry Furniss, by Edmund Joseph Sullivan, after  Alexander Bassano - NPG 2900

Harry Furniss

by Edmund Joseph Sullivan, after Alexander Bassano
pen and ink, 1891
NPG 2900

Sir (Henry Macleod) Leslie Rundle, by Alexander Bassano - NPG P1700(47c)

Sir (Henry Macleod) Leslie Rundle

by Alexander Bassano
printing-out paper print, circa 1891-1892
NPG P1700(47c)

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, by Alexander Bassano - NPG P1700(41c)

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
printing-out paper print, 1895
NPG P1700(41c)

Queen Victoria, by Alexander Bassano - NPG P1700(32)

Queen Victoria

by Alexander Bassano
printing-out paper print, 1897
NPG P1700(32)

Sir William Stephen Alexander Lockhart, by Alexander Bassano - NPG P1700(41a)

Sir William Stephen Alexander Lockhart

by Alexander Bassano
printing-out paper print, circa 1898
NPG P1700(41a)

Sir Bindon Blood, by Alexander Bassano - NPG P1700(41b)

Sir Bindon Blood

by Alexander Bassano
printing-out paper print, 1898
NPG P1700(41b)

Sir Frederick Carrington, by Alexander Bassano - NPG P1700(49c)

Sir Frederick Carrington

by Alexander Bassano
printing-out paper print, 1899
NPG P1700(49c)

Herbert Plumer, 1st Viscount Plumer, by Alexander Bassano - NPG P1700(49d)

Herbert Plumer, 1st Viscount Plumer

by Alexander Bassano
printing-out paper print, 1899
NPG P1700(49d)

Jan Kubelik, by Alexander Bassano - NPG P1700(65c)

Jan Kubelik

by Alexander Bassano
printing-out paper print, 1900
NPG P1700(65c)

Prince Christian Victor of Schleswig-Holstein, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x95880

Prince Christian Victor of Schleswig-Holstein

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative
NPG x95880

Adelaide Fanny Louise Barber (née Bassano), by Alexander Bassano - NPG x150652

Adelaide Fanny Louise Barber (née Bassano)

by Alexander Bassano
quarter-plate collodion glass negative, early 1860s
NPG x150652

Adelaide Fanny Louise Barber (née Bassano), by Alexander Bassano - NPG x150653

Adelaide Fanny Louise Barber (née Bassano)

by Alexander Bassano
quarter-plate collodion glass negative, early 1860s
NPG x150653

Adelaide Rose Ainslie Bassano (née Lancaster), after Alexander Bassano - NPG x150678

Adelaide Rose Ainslie Bassano (née Lancaster)

after Alexander Bassano
half-plate film copy negative, circa 1860s
NPG x150678

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