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Bassano 1937

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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Lady (Sibell) Alma Kathleen Jolly (née Le-Poer-Trench), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x152415

Lady (Sibell) Alma Kathleen Jolly (née Le-Poer-Trench)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 26 October 1936
NPG x152415

Lady (Sibell) Alma Kathleen Jolly (née Le-Poer-Trench), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x152416

Lady (Sibell) Alma Kathleen Jolly (née Le-Poer-Trench)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 26 October 1936
NPG x152416

Irene Vanbrugh, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x124418

Irene Vanbrugh

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 9 April 1937
NPG x124418

Irene Vanbrugh, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x124419

Irene Vanbrugh

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 9 April 1937
NPG x124419

Irene Vanbrugh, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x124420

Irene Vanbrugh

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 9 April 1937
NPG x124420

Irene Vanbrugh, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x124421

Irene Vanbrugh

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 9 April 1937
NPG x124421

Irene Vanbrugh, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x124422

Irene Vanbrugh

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 9 April 1937
NPG x124422

Violet Vanbrugh (Violet Augusta Mary Barnes), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x124423

Violet Vanbrugh (Violet Augusta Mary Barnes)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 18 February 1937
NPG x124423

Violet Vanbrugh (Violet Augusta Mary Barnes), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x124424

Violet Vanbrugh (Violet Augusta Mary Barnes)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 18 February 1937
NPG x124424

Violet Vanbrugh (Violet Augusta Mary Barnes), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x124425

Violet Vanbrugh (Violet Augusta Mary Barnes)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 18 February 1937
NPG x124425

Violet Vanbrugh (Violet Augusta Mary Barnes), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x124426

Violet Vanbrugh (Violet Augusta Mary Barnes)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 18 February 1937
NPG x124426

Violet Vanbrugh (Violet Augusta Mary Barnes), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x124427

Violet Vanbrugh (Violet Augusta Mary Barnes)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 18 February 1937
NPG x124427

Violet Vanbrugh (Violet Augusta Mary Barnes), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x124428

Violet Vanbrugh (Violet Augusta Mary Barnes)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 18 February 1937
NPG x124428

Violet Vanbrugh (Violet Augusta Mary Barnes), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x124429

Violet Vanbrugh (Violet Augusta Mary Barnes)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 18 February 1937
NPG x124429

Sir William Jock Whitworth, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x85764

Sir William Jock Whitworth

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 8 March 1937
NPG x85764

(John) Beverley Nichols, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x26713

(John) Beverley Nichols

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 16 November 1937
NPG x26713

(John) Beverley Nichols, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x26712

(John) Beverley Nichols

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 6 September 1937
NPG x26712

(John) Beverley Nichols, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x26714

(John) Beverley Nichols

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 16 November 1937
NPG x26714

(John) Beverley Nichols, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x26715

(John) Beverley Nichols

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 16 November 1937
NPG x26715

(John) Beverley Nichols, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x26716

(John) Beverley Nichols

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 16 November 1937
NPG x26716