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3866 Portraits in set: Bassano Theatricals

The Gallery holds over 40,000 negatives taken by the Bassano studio between the 1870s and 1950s. The firm was founded by Alexander Bassano in 1850 in Regent Street, London. The studio moved three times later to Old Bond Street in 1876, Dover Street in 1920 and then to Pimlico in 1974, where it still operates. The firm donated the bulk of the gallery's collection in 1974 when it made its last move to Pimlico. In 1996 two further selection of negatives were acquired, namely much of the work taken by Alexander Bassano himself from the 1870s to the early 1900s and a further 5,000 negatives of mainly theatrical subjects (from 1903-1939) which were presented by John Culme.

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x85692

Sir Francis Robert ('Frank') Benson

by Alexander Bassano
vintage print, 1877
NPG x85692

x135958

Belle Bilton

by Alexander Bassano
vintage print, 1889
NPG x135958

x84958

In 'King Henry VIII'

by Alexander Bassano
vintage print, 1892
NPG x84958

x84959

In 'King Henry VIII'

by Alexander Bassano
vintage print, 1892
NPG x84959

x84960

In 'King Henry VIII'

by Alexander Bassano
vintage print, 1892
NPG x84960

x84961

In 'King Henry VIII'

by Alexander Bassano
vintage print, 1892
NPG x84961

x85101

Huntley Wright

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, circa 1902
NPG x85101

x104646

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1906
NPG x104646

x83155

Violet Loraine

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 1906
NPG x83155

x83212

Daisy Markham

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 1906
NPG x83212

x83213

Daisy Markham

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 1906
NPG x83213

x83142

Pansy Montague ('La Milo')

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 1907
NPG x83142

x83143

Pansy Montague ('La Milo')

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 1907
NPG x83143

x83261

Edna May (Edna Pettie)

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 1907
NPG x83261

x83262

Edna May (Edna Pettie)

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 1907
NPG x83262

x85140

Oscar Lewisohn

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, circa 1907
NPG x85140

x85532

Edna May (Edna Pettie)

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 1907
NPG x85532

x85533

Edna May (Edna Pettie)

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 1907
NPG x85533

x85534

Edna May (Edna Pettie)

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 1907
NPG x85534

x85535

Edna May (Edna Pettie)

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 1907
NPG x85535

x101009

Lillah McCarthy

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, December 1907
NPG x101009

x101010

Lillah McCarthy

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, December 1907
NPG x101010

x101011

Lillah McCarthy

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, December 1907
NPG x101011

x101012

Lillah McCarthy

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, December 1907
NPG x101012

x101015

Lillah McCarthy

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, December 1907
NPG x101015

x101155

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x101155

x101156

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x101156

x101157

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x101157

x101158

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x101158

x101159

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x101159

x101160

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x101160

x101161

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x101161

x101162

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x101162