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108 Portraits in set: Bassano cabinet cards, 1870s-1900s

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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Sir John Alexander Macdonald

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, 1870s
NPG x20206

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Sir John Alexander Macdonald

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, 1870s
NPG x20207

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Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, 1870-1880
NPG x7033

x6343

Willis Compton

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, circa 1874
NPG x6343

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Cecil Baring, 3rd Baron Revelstoke

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, 1874
NPG x197247

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John Baring, 2nd Baron Revelstoke

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, 1874
NPG x197379

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Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn as a fairy prince

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, 22 July 1874
NPG x197442

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Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, 1875
NPG x20130

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Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, 1875
NPG x26108

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Sir Alexander James Edmund Cockburn, 12th Bt

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, 1875-1880
NPG x197283

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Mary ('Patsy') Cornwallis-West (née Fitzpatrick)

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, 1877
NPG x197286

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Violet Hermione (née Graham), Duchess of Montrose

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, late 1870s-1880s
NPG x197370

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Count Louis Károlyi

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, 1878-1888
NPG x197320

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King Edward VII

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, 1879
NPG x197433

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Sir George Otto Trevelyan, 2nd Bt

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, 1880s
NPG x128466

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John Tyndall

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, 1880s
NPG x13243

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Garnet Joseph Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, 1880s
NPG x13315

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Michael Edward Hicks Beach, 1st Earl St Aldwyn

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, 1880s
NPG x4981