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1492 Portraits in set: Bassano 1938

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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x84746

(Ninian) John Frederick Hanbury-Tracy

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 1 December 1937
NPG x84746

x27187

Otway McCannell

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 4 June 1938
NPG x27187

x37136

Hon. Esther Constance Kunz (née Waldegrave)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 26 April 1938
NPG x37136

x37429

Alan McAfee Shoemakers Ltd

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 26 May 1938
NPG x37429

x37431

Alan McAfee Shoemakers Ltd

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 26 May 1938
NPG x37431

x37432

Alan McAfee Shoemakers Ltd

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 26 May 1938
NPG x37432

x154000

Ralph Sigebert Trafford

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, December 1938
NPG x154000

x75289

Sir Walter Westley Russell

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 24 February 1938
NPG x75289

x75290

Sir Walter Westley Russell

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 24 February 1938
NPG x75290

x75291

Sir Walter Westley Russell

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 24 February 1938
NPG x75291

x75292

Sir Walter Westley Russell

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 24 February 1938
NPG x75292

x75293

Oswald William McSheehy

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 25 February 1938
NPG x75293

x75294

Oswald William McSheehy

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 25 February 1938
NPG x75294

x75295

Edward Archibald Beck

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 3 March 1938
NPG x75295

x153363

Sir William Percival Hildred

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 1938
NPG x153363

x153364

Sir William Percival Hildred

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 1938
NPG x153364

x153365

Sir William Percival Hildred

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 1938
NPG x153365

x153366

Sir William Percival Hildred

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 1938
NPG x153366

x153367

Sir John Charles Grant Ledingham

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 15 March 1938
NPG x153367