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Alexander Bassano

(1829-1913), Photographer

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist associated with 2808 portraits
Born in London, Bassano received artistic training in the studios of painters Augustus Egg and William Beverley, and at Thomas Heatherley's Art School. He opened his first photographic studio in 1850 on Regent Street, London. In 1876 he moved to Old Bond Street, where the firm was located until 1921. The studio was large enough to accommodate an eighty-foot panoramic background scene mounted on rollers, which provided a variety of outdoor scenes or court backgrounds. Bassano retired in around 1903 and had reputedly earned £60,000 through portraiture. He married Adelaide Lancaster in 1850 and they had three children. He died aged eighty-four in Acton, London and is buried in Kensal Green Cemetery.

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Rhoda Broughton, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x136253

Rhoda Broughton

by Alexander Bassano
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s-1880s
NPG x136253

William Basil Jones, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x159207

William Basil Jones

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, circa 1870s-1880s
NPG x159207

Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x95967

Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1870s
NPG x95967

Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x95968

Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1870s
NPG x95968

Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x95969

Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1870s
NPG x95969

Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x95970

Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1870s
NPG x95970

King Edward VII, by Alexander Bassano - NPG Ax24168

King Edward VII

by Alexander Bassano
albumen carte-de-visite, 1871
NPG Ax24168

King Edward VII, by Alexander Bassano - NPG Ax131390

King Edward VII

by Alexander Bassano
albumen carte-de-visite, 1871
NPG Ax131390

King Edward VII, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x95846

King Edward VII

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1871
NPG x95846

King Edward VII, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x95847

King Edward VII

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1871
NPG x95847

King Edward VII, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x95848

King Edward VII

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1871?
NPG x95848

King Edward VII, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x95849

King Edward VII

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1871?
NPG x95849

Queen Mary, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x25202

Queen Mary

by Alexander Bassano
vintage print, 1872
NPG x25202

Alma Egerton, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x197104

Alma Egerton

by Alexander Bassano
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1872
NPG x197104

Prince Adolphus, Duke of Teck and Marquess of Cambridge, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96007

Prince Adolphus, Duke of Teck and Marquess of Cambridge

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1872
NPG x96007

Queen Mary, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96117

Queen Mary

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1872
NPG x96117

Adelaide Fanny Louise Barber (née Bassano), by Alexander Bassano - NPG x150661

Adelaide Fanny Louise Barber (née Bassano)

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate collodion glass negative, mid 1870s
NPG x150661

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