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3866 Portraits in set: Bassano Theatricals

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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x85692

Sir Francis Robert ('Frank') Benson

by Alexander Bassano
vintage print, 1877
NPG x85692

x135958

Belle Bilton

by Alexander Bassano
vintage print, 1889
NPG x135958

x84958

In 'King Henry VIII'

by Alexander Bassano
vintage print, 1892
NPG x84958

x84959

In 'King Henry VIII'

by Alexander Bassano
vintage print, 1892
NPG x84959

x84960

In 'King Henry VIII'

by Alexander Bassano
vintage print, 1892
NPG x84960

x84961

In 'King Henry VIII'

by Alexander Bassano
vintage print, 1892
NPG x84961

x85101

Huntley Wright

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, circa 1902
NPG x85101

x104646

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1906
NPG x104646

x83155

Violet Loraine

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 1906
NPG x83155

x83212

Daisy Markham

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 1906
NPG x83212

x83213

Daisy Markham

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 1906
NPG x83213

x83142

Pansy Montague ('La Milo')

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 1907
NPG x83142

x83143

Pansy Montague ('La Milo')

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 1907
NPG x83143

x83261

Edna May (Edna Pettie)

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 1907
NPG x83261

x83262

Edna May (Edna Pettie)

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 1907
NPG x83262