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2145 Portraits in set: 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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Ax7925

Sir Richard Owen

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, published May 1856
NPG Ax7925

Ax7924

Thomas Perronet Thompson

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, November 1856
NPG Ax7924

Ax7928

Robert Stephenson

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, 1856
NPG Ax7928

Ax7927

John Arthur Roebuck

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, published August 1856
NPG Ax7927

Ax7926

Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, April 1856
NPG Ax7926

Ax7919

Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, oval, 1857
NPG Ax7919

Ax7918

Walter Savage Landor

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, late 1850s
NPG Ax7918

Ax7901

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, 1857
NPG Ax7901

Ax7902

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, 1857
NPG Ax7902

Ax7903

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, 1857
NPG Ax7903

Ax7904

Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, 1857
NPG Ax7904

Ax7905

George Grote

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, 1857
NPG Ax7905

Ax7906

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, 1857
NPG Ax7906

Ax7907

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, 7 March 1857
NPG Ax7907

Ax7908

Samuel Wilberforce

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, 1857
NPG Ax7908

Ax7920

F.C. Schlosser

by L. Schmidt
albumen print, January 1857
NPG Ax7920

Ax7921

Leopold von Ranke

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, circa 1857
NPG Ax7921

Ax7922

Louisa Stuart Costello

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, 1857
NPG Ax7922

Ax7923

Richard Chenevix Trench

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, 1857
NPG Ax7923