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Bassano 1910


330 Portraits in set

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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Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33415

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 December 1910
NPG x33415

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Beha, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33315

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Beha

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 December 1910
NPG x33315

The Capell family, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x28363

The Capell family

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 2 December 1910
NPG x28363

The Capell family, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x28364

The Capell family

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 2 December 1910
NPG x28364

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18900

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, circa 1910
NPG x18900

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18901

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, circa 1910
NPG x18901

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18902

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, circa 1910
NPG x18902

Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x28361

Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 28 October 1910
NPG x28361

David Lloyd George, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x28362

David Lloyd George

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 November 1910
NPG x28362

Sir Hugh McCalmont, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33143

Sir Hugh McCalmont

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, October 1910
NPG x33143

Sir Hugh Charles Clifford, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33195

Sir Hugh Charles Clifford

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 September 1910
NPG x33195

Sir Hugh Charles Clifford, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33196

Sir Hugh Charles Clifford

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 September 1910
NPG x33196

Sir Hugh Charles Clifford, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33197

Sir Hugh Charles Clifford

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 September 1910
NPG x33197

Sir Hugh Charles Clifford, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33198

Sir Hugh Charles Clifford

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 September 1910
NPG x33198

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33304

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 December 1910
NPG x33304

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33305

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 December 1910
NPG x33305

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33306

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 December 1910
NPG x33306

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33307

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 December 1910
NPG x33307

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33308

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 December 1910
NPG x33308

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33309

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 December 1910
NPG x33309

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33310

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 December 1910
NPG x33310

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33311

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 December 1910
NPG x33311

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33312

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 December 1910
NPG x33312

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33313

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 December 1910
NPG x33313

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33314

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 December 1910
NPG x33314

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33316

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 December 1910
NPG x33316

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33317

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 December 1910
NPG x33317

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33318

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 December 1910
NPG x33318

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33319

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 December 1910
NPG x33319

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33320

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 December 1910
NPG x33320

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33321

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 December 1910
NPG x33321

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33322

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 December 1910
NPG x33322

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33323

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 December 1910
NPG x33323

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33412

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 December 1910
NPG x33412

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33413

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 December 1910
NPG x33413

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33414

Princess Sudhira of Cooch Behar

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 December 1910
NPG x33414

Roger Grey, 10th Earl of Stamford, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33661

Roger Grey, 10th Earl of Stamford

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 December 1910
NPG x33661

Roger Grey, 10th Earl of Stamford, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33662

Roger Grey, 10th Earl of Stamford

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 December 1910
NPG x33662

Roger Grey, 10th Earl of Stamford, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33663

Roger Grey, 10th Earl of Stamford

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 December 1910
NPG x33663

Roger Grey, 10th Earl of Stamford, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33664

Roger Grey, 10th Earl of Stamford

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 December 1910
NPG x33664

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x81004

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x81004

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x81005

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate negative, 1910
NPG x81005

Wilkie Bard, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x81035

Wilkie Bard

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate negative, 24 October 1910
NPG x81035

David Lloyd George, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x81053

David Lloyd George

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 November 1910
NPG x81053

Kuno Meyer, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x84344

Kuno Meyer

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, circa 1910
NPG x84344

Miss Berry, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x81030

Miss Berry

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 6 August 1910
NPG x81030

Claude Graham-White, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x85266

Claude Graham-White

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1910
NPG x85266

Gabrielle Ray, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Aristophot Co Ltd - NPG x160558

Gabrielle Ray

by Bassano Ltd, published by Aristophot Co Ltd
hand-coloured bromide postcard print, circa 1910
NPG x160558

Gabrielle Ray, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Aristophot Co Ltd - NPG x160559

Gabrielle Ray

by Bassano Ltd, published by Aristophot Co Ltd
hand-coloured bromide postcard print, circa 1910
NPG x160559

Gabrielle Ray, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Aristophot Co Ltd - NPG x160565

Gabrielle Ray

by Bassano Ltd, published by Aristophot Co Ltd
hand-coloured bromide postcard print, circa 1910
NPG x160565