Cetshwayo ka Mpande

1 portrait on display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery

Cetshwayo ka Mpande, by Alexander Bassano, 1882 - NPG x134549 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Cetshwayo ka Mpande

by Alexander Bassano
bromide print, 1882
6 in. x 4 in. (153 mm x 102 mm) image size
Purchased, 1996
Photographs Collection
NPG x134549


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  • Alexander Bassano (1829-1913), Photographer. Artist associated with 2797 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

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During Cetshwayo's sitting with Bassano, the studio was mobbed. Louisa, Viscountess Wolseley described the scene: 'The crowd was so great […] They had to send for more police and hustle him off through Benson's shop, to dodge the mob at Bassano's door.'

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