DCMS Bassano Project

Tamara Karsavina
by Bassano Ltd
21 October 1920
NPG x101082

With the generous sponsorship provided by the DCMS it is hoped to make available to a wider public the rich variety of the Bassano studio output held by the National Portrait Gallery. This covers many aspects of British life from the 1870s to the 1950s as well as a rich variety of visitors to London.

The project has begun with a pilot scheme of starting to catalogue, print up and digitise the whole collection starting at the 1st January 1920. (Earlier material has been partially indexed). To date over 4,500 new records added to the Gallery's online database and has covered the the studio's output from 1920-1926 and the John Culme Theatrical Collection.

Search for all Bassano portraits on our advanced search page. Use the drop-down menu 'Sets of Portraits' and select 'Bassano' from the list, then select the range of works you would like to view.

Or search with our user-friendly Portrait Explorer touchscreens in our Bookshop (ground floor) and Café (basement) to access the full range of materials.