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Bassano half-plate negatives, gift 2004


103 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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Hugh Cholmondeley, 3rd Baron Delamere, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127531

Hugh Cholmondeley, 3rd Baron Delamere

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film copy negative, 26 September 1930
NPG x127531

Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127532

Margaret, Duchess of Argyll

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 23 October 1930
NPG x127532

Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127533

Margaret, Duchess of Argyll

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 23 October 1930
NPG x127533

Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127534

Margaret, Duchess of Argyll

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 23 October 1930
NPG x127534

Rose Greville (née Bingham), Countess of Warwick, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127537

Rose Greville (née Bingham), Countess of Warwick

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 15 March 1931
NPG x127537

Lord Moore; Sir John Collings Squire, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127538

Lord Moore; Sir John Collings Squire

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 15 May 1931
NPG x127538

Jack Buchanan, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127539

Jack Buchanan

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 15 June 1931
NPG x127539

Jack Buchanan, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127540

Jack Buchanan

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 15 June 1931
NPG x127540

Jack Buchanan, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127541

Jack Buchanan

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 15 June 1931
NPG x127541

Aldous Huxley, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127542

Aldous Huxley

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 29 September 1931
NPG x127542

Nancy Mitford, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127546

Nancy Mitford

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 7 July 1932
NPG x127546

Nancy Mitford, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127547

Nancy Mitford

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 7 July 1932
NPG x127547

Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127554

Margaret, Duchess of Argyll

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 4 October 1932
NPG x127554

Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127555

Margaret, Duchess of Argyll

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 4 October 1932
NPG x127555

Prince Andrew of Greece, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127562

Prince Andrew of Greece

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 21 November 1935
NPG x127562

Prince Andrew of Greece, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127563

Prince Andrew of Greece

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 21 November 1935
NPG x127563

Prince Andrew of Greece, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127564

Prince Andrew of Greece

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 21 November 1935
NPG x127564

Prince Andrew of Greece, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127565

Prince Andrew of Greece

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 21 November 1935
NPG x127565

Margot Fonteyn, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127566

Margot Fonteyn

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 31 December 1935
NPG x127566

Margot Fonteyn, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127567

Margot Fonteyn

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 31 December 1935
NPG x127567

Margot Fonteyn, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127568

Margot Fonteyn

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 31 December 1935
NPG x127568

Margot Fonteyn, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127569

Margot Fonteyn

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 31 December 1935
NPG x127569

Marie Tempest, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127558

Marie Tempest

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 1 February 1935
NPG x127558

Marie Tempest, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127559

Marie Tempest

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 1 February 1935
NPG x127559

Sir Rowland Christopher Jerram, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127571

Sir Rowland Christopher Jerram

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 6 July 1937
NPG x127571

Sir Rowland Christopher Jerram, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127572

Sir Rowland Christopher Jerram

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 6 July 1937
NPG x127572

Sir (Charles) Clement Armitage, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127573

Sir (Charles) Clement Armitage

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 23 December 1937
NPG x127573

Sir (Charles) Clement Armitage, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127575

Sir (Charles) Clement Armitage

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 23 December 1937
NPG x127575

Miss C. Roy, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127576

Miss C. Roy

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 19 April 1938
NPG x127576

Thomas Bucham, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127577

Thomas Bucham

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 25 May 1938
NPG x127577

Malcolm Sargent, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127578

Malcolm Sargent

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 22 June 1938
NPG x127578

Malcolm Sargent, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127579

Malcolm Sargent

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 22 June 1938
NPG x127579

Malcolm Sargent, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127580

Malcolm Sargent

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 22 June 1938
NPG x127580

Malcolm Sargent, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127581

Malcolm Sargent

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 22 June 1938
NPG x127581

Malcolm Sargent, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127582

Malcolm Sargent

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 22 June 1938
NPG x127582

William Wymark Jacobs, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127583

William Wymark Jacobs

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 20 May 1939
NPG x127583

William Wymark Jacobs, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127584

William Wymark Jacobs

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 20 May 1939
NPG x127584

William Wymark Jacobs, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127585

William Wymark Jacobs

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 20 May 1939
NPG x127585

Cecil Day-Lewis, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127586

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 2 June 1939
NPG x127586

Cecil Day-Lewis, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127587

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 2 June 1939
NPG x127587

Cecil Day-Lewis, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127588

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 2 June 1939
NPG x127588

Cecil Day-Lewis, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127589

Cecil Day-Lewis

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 2 June 1939
NPG x127589

Graham Greene, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127590

Graham Greene

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 7 June 1939
NPG x127590

Somerset Maugham, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127591

Somerset Maugham

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 17 June 1939
NPG x127591

Somerset Maugham, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127592

Somerset Maugham

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 17 June 1939
NPG x127592

Somerset Maugham, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127593

Somerset Maugham

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 17 June 1939
NPG x127593

Somerset Maugham, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127594

Somerset Maugham

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 17 June 1939
NPG x127594

H.G. Wells, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127595

H.G. Wells

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 17 June 1939
NPG x127595

H.G. Wells, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127596

H.G. Wells

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 17 June 1939
NPG x127596

H.G. Wells, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127597

H.G. Wells

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 17 June 1939
NPG x127597

H.G. Wells, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127598

H.G. Wells

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 17 June 1939
NPG x127598

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127599

Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 21 June 1939
NPG x127599

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127600

Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 21 June 1939
NPG x127600

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127601

Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 21 June 1939
NPG x127601

Elizabeth Bowen, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127602

Elizabeth Bowen

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 25 July 1939
NPG x127602

Mary Douglas Dolmetsch (née Ferguson), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127603

Mary Douglas Dolmetsch (née Ferguson)

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 25 November 1940
NPG x127603

Mary Douglas Dolmetsch (née Ferguson); François Dolmetsch, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127604

Mary Douglas Dolmetsch (née Ferguson); François Dolmetsch

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 25 November 1940
NPG x127604

François Dolmetsch; Mary Douglas Dolmetsch (née Ferguson), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127605

François Dolmetsch; Mary Douglas Dolmetsch (née Ferguson)

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 25 November 1940
NPG x127605

François Dolmetsch; Mary Douglas Dolmetsch (née Ferguson), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127606

François Dolmetsch; Mary Douglas Dolmetsch (née Ferguson)

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 25 November 1940
NPG x127606