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Bassano 1921

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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Betty Gley and Ruby Hilary in 'The Windmill Man', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x153978

Betty Gley and Ruby Hilary in 'The Windmill Man'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 9 December 1921
NPG x153978

Betty Gley and Ruby Hilary in 'The Windmill Man', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x153979

Betty Gley and Ruby Hilary in 'The Windmill Man'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 9 December 1921
NPG x153979

Dorothy Dickson, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x158862

Dorothy Dickson

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 30 September 1921
NPG x158862

Dorothy Dickson, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x158863

Dorothy Dickson

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 30 September 1921
NPG x158863

Auriol Lee, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x158864

Auriol Lee

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 31 August 1921
NPG x158864

Olga Yvonne North, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x83867

Olga Yvonne North

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1921
NPG x83867

Betty Goodden, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x84259

Betty Goodden

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1921
NPG x84259

Elizabeth Irving, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x84326

Elizabeth Irving

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1921
NPG x84326

N. Spear, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x84822

N. Spear

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1921
NPG x84822

Miss N.C. Trench, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x84922

Miss N.C. Trench

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1921
NPG x84922