Bassano Ltd (active 1901-1962)
Artist associated with 42700 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.
by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1885?
by Bassano Ltd, photogravure by Walker & Boutall
Exhibitions and displays
- Keep the home fires burning
Until 15 February 2015
- Portrait of the Day: Raise Your Hems Girls, The War is Over!
13 October, 12:00