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Bassano 1915


521 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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Dame Clara Ellen Butt, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x16500

Dame Clara Ellen Butt

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 May 1915
NPG x16500

Dame Clara Ellen Butt, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x16501

Dame Clara Ellen Butt

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 May 1915
NPG x16501

Dame Clara Ellen Butt, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x16502

Dame Clara Ellen Butt

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 May 1915
NPG x16502

Dame Clara Ellen Butt, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x16503

Dame Clara Ellen Butt

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 May 1915
NPG x16503

Vera Beringer, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30212

Vera Beringer

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 28 December 1915
NPG x30212

Vera Beringer, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30213

Vera Beringer

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 28 December 1915
NPG x30213

Vera Beringer, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30214

Vera Beringer

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 28 December 1915
NPG x30214

Vera Beringer, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30215

Vera Beringer

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 28 December 1915
NPG x30215

Vera Beringer, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30216

Vera Beringer

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 28 December 1915
NPG x30216

Vera Beringer, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30217

Vera Beringer

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 28 December 1915
NPG x30217

Vera Beringer, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30218

Vera Beringer

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 28 December 1915
NPG x30218

Edward Wyndham Tennant, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30249

Edward Wyndham Tennant

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 19 April 1915
NPG x30249

Edward Wyndham Tennant, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30250

Edward Wyndham Tennant

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 19 April 1915
NPG x30250

Edward Wyndham Tennant, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32206

Edward Wyndham Tennant

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 19 April 1915
NPG x32206

Edward Wyndham Tennant, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32207

Edward Wyndham Tennant

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 19 April 1915
NPG x32207

Henry Frederick Hugh Clifford, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32208

Henry Frederick Hugh Clifford

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 7 June 1915
NPG x32208

Henry Frederick Hugh Clifford, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32210

Henry Frederick Hugh Clifford

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 7 June 1915
NPG x32210

Henry Frederick Hugh Clifford, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32211

Henry Frederick Hugh Clifford

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 7 June 1915
NPG x32211

Sir Hugh Charles Clifford with his family, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32216

Sir Hugh Charles Clifford with his family

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 30 June 1915
NPG x32216

Sir Hugh Charles Clifford with his family, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32218

Sir Hugh Charles Clifford with his family

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 30 June 1915
NPG x32218

Stella Patrick Campbell, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32219

Stella Patrick Campbell

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 14 September 1915
NPG x32219

Stella Patrick Campbell, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32220

Stella Patrick Campbell

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 14 September 1915
NPG x32220

Stella Patrick Campbell, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32221

Stella Patrick Campbell

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 14 September 1915
NPG x32221

Stella Patrick Campbell, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32222

Stella Patrick Campbell

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 14 September 1915
NPG x32222

Stella Patrick Campbell, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32223

Stella Patrick Campbell

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 14 September 1915
NPG x32223

Stella Patrick Campbell, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32224

Stella Patrick Campbell

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 14 September 1915
NPG x32224

Stella Patrick Campbell, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32225

Stella Patrick Campbell

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 14 September 1915
NPG x32225

Stella Patrick Campbell, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32226

Stella Patrick Campbell

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 14 September 1915
NPG x32226

Stella Patrick Campbell, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32227

Stella Patrick Campbell

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 14 September 1915
NPG x32227

Arthur Wontner, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32459

Arthur Wontner

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 29 December 1915
NPG x32459

Arthur Wontner, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32460

Arthur Wontner

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 29 December 1915
NPG x32460

Arthur Wontner as Captain Hook in 'Peter Pan', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32461

Arthur Wontner as Captain Hook in 'Peter Pan'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 29 December 1915
NPG x32461

Arthur Wontner as Captain Hook in 'Peter Pan', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32462

Arthur Wontner as Captain Hook in 'Peter Pan'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 29 December 1915
NPG x32462

Arthur Wontner as Captain Hook in 'Peter Pan', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32463

Arthur Wontner as Captain Hook in 'Peter Pan'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 29 December 1915
NPG x32463

Arthur Wontner as Captain Hook in 'Peter Pan', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32464

Arthur Wontner as Captain Hook in 'Peter Pan'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 29 December 1915
NPG x32464

Arthur Wontner as Captain Hook in 'Peter Pan', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32465

Arthur Wontner as Captain Hook in 'Peter Pan'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 29 December 1915
NPG x32465

Arthur Wontner as Captain Hook in 'Peter Pan', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32466

Arthur Wontner as Captain Hook in 'Peter Pan'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 29 December 1915
NPG x32466

Sir Godfrey Pattison Collins, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32496

Sir Godfrey Pattison Collins

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 16 August 1915
NPG x32496

Sir Godfrey Pattison Collins, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32497

Sir Godfrey Pattison Collins

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 16 August 1915
NPG x32497

Sir Godfrey Pattison Collins, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32498

Sir Godfrey Pattison Collins

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 16 August 1915
NPG x32498

Sir Godfrey Pattison Collins, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32499

Sir Godfrey Pattison Collins

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 16 August 1915
NPG x32499

Modesta Daly, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32856

Modesta Daly

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1 September 1915
NPG x32856

Modesta Daly, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32857

Modesta Daly

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1 September 1915
NPG x32857

Modesta Daly, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32858

Modesta Daly

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1 September 1915
NPG x32858

Modesta Daly, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32859

Modesta Daly

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1 September 1915
NPG x32859

Modesta Daly, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32860

Modesta Daly

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1 September 1915
NPG x32860

Modesta Daly, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32861

Modesta Daly

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1 September 1915
NPG x32861

Modesta Daly, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32862

Modesta Daly

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1 September 1915
NPG x32862

Modesta Daly, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32863

Modesta Daly

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1 September 1915
NPG x32863

Modesta Daly, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32864

Modesta Daly

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1 September 1915
NPG x32864

Alice Hester Camilla (née Cotton), Lady Chetwode, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33362

Alice Hester Camilla (née Cotton), Lady Chetwode

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 January 1915
NPG x33362

Alice Hester Camilla (née Cotton), Lady Chetwode, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33363

Alice Hester Camilla (née Cotton), Lady Chetwode

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 January 1915
NPG x33363

Arnold Nugent Strode Strode-Jackson, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33471

Arnold Nugent Strode Strode-Jackson

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 27 April 1915
NPG x33471

Arthur Martin Leake, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33675

Arthur Martin Leake

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass copy negative, 26 July 1915
NPG x33675

Sir Herbert Ashcombe Walker, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x80463

Sir Herbert Ashcombe Walker

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 13 January 1915
NPG x80463