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Alexander Bassano (1829-1913), Photographer

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist associated with 2797 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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Alexander Bassano

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


Alexander Bassano

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1880s
NPG x96049


Alexander Bassano

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate film negative, 1880s
NPG x88924


The Bassano family

by Alexander Bassano
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, mid 1890s
NPG x150676