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Bassano whole-plate negatives, gift 2004


126 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 Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127666

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1909
NPG x127666

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127667

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127667

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127668

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127668

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127669

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127669

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127670

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127670

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127671

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127671

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127672

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127672

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127673

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127673

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127674

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127674

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127675

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127675

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127676

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127676

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127677

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127677

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127678

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127678

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127679

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127679

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127680

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127680

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127681

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127681

Unknown boy, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127686

Unknown boy

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 6 July 1910
NPG x127686

Cyril Francis Maude, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127695

Cyril Francis Maude

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 19 August 1910
NPG x127695

Pamela Cynthia Congreve (née Maude); Cyril Francis Maude, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127696

Pamela Cynthia Congreve (née Maude); Cyril Francis Maude

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 19 August 1910
NPG x127696

'Jocky cap' (Mdlle Leonard), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127697

'Jocky cap' (Mdlle Leonard)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 20 October 1910
NPG x127697

Lady Margaret (Peggy) Florence Grace (née Hay), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127698

Lady Margaret (Peggy) Florence Grace (née Hay)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 November 1910
NPG x127698

Lillie Langtry, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127699

Lillie Langtry

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 May 1911
NPG x127699

Mrs H.S. Kaye, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127801

Mrs H.S. Kaye

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 May 1911
NPG x127801

Lydia Kyasht, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127802

Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 2 June 1911
NPG x127802

Lydia Kyasht in 'Sylvia', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127803

Lydia Kyasht in 'Sylvia'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 2 June 1911
NPG x127803

Lydia Kyasht in 'Sylvia', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127804

Lydia Kyasht in 'Sylvia'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 2 June 1911
NPG x127804

Lydia Kyasht in 'Sylvia', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127805

Lydia Kyasht in 'Sylvia'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 2 June 1911
NPG x127805

Lydia Kyasht in 'Sylvia', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127806

Lydia Kyasht in 'Sylvia'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 2 June 1911
NPG x127806

Lydia Kyasht, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127807

Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 2 June 1911
NPG x127807

Leonard Huxley, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127808

Leonard Huxley

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1913
NPG x127808

Leonard Huxley, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127809

Leonard Huxley

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1913
NPG x127809

Lady Angela Selina Bianca Forbes (née St Clair-Erskine), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127810

Lady Angela Selina Bianca Forbes (née St Clair-Erskine)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 17 April 1915
NPG x127810

Iris Hoey, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127811

Iris Hoey

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 November 1915
NPG x127811

Iris Hoey, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127812

Iris Hoey

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 November 1915
NPG x127812

Iris Hoey, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127813

Iris Hoey

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 November 1915
NPG x127813

Iris Hoey, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127814

Iris Hoey

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 November 1915
NPG x127814

E. Edgar, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127815

E. Edgar

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 18 January 1918
NPG x127815

Sir John Pepys Lister-Kaye, 3rd Bt, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127816

Sir John Pepys Lister-Kaye, 3rd Bt

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 6 June 1918
NPG x127816

Lydia Lopokova, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127817

Lydia Lopokova

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 21 August 1918
NPG x127817

Alice Delysia, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127818

Alice Delysia

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 3 December 1918
NPG x127818

Nellie Taylor and friends, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127820

Nellie Taylor and friends

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 9 April 1919
NPG x127820

Nellie Taylor and friends, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127821

Nellie Taylor and friends

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 9 April 1919
NPG x127821

Victor Alex Spencer, 2nd Viscount Churchill, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127822

Victor Alex Spencer, 2nd Viscount Churchill

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 18 April 1921
NPG x127822

Lydia Lopokova, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127824

Lydia Lopokova

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 October 1922
NPG x127824

Lydia Lopokova, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127825

Lydia Lopokova

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 October 1922
NPG x127825

Lydia Lopokova, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127826

Lydia Lopokova

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 October 1922
NPG x127826

Lydia Lopokova, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127827

Lydia Lopokova

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 October 1922
NPG x127827

Lydia Lopokova, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127828

Lydia Lopokova

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 October 1922
NPG x127828

Lydia Lopokova, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127829

Lydia Lopokova

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 October 1922
NPG x127829

Sir Horace Curzon Plunkett, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127830

Sir Horace Curzon Plunkett

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 15 March 1923
NPG x127830

Sir Horace Curzon Plunkett, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127831

Sir Horace Curzon Plunkett

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 15 March 1923
NPG x127831

Mrs M.A.T. Bell, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127832

Mrs M.A.T. Bell

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 26 March 1923
NPG x127832

Henry Hugh Arthur Fitzroy Somerset, 10th Duke of Beaufort, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127833

Henry Hugh Arthur Fitzroy Somerset, 10th Duke of Beaufort

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 26 March 1923
NPG x127833

Lady Cynthia Mary Evelyn Asquith (née Charteris), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127834

Lady Cynthia Mary Evelyn Asquith (née Charteris)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 11 June 1923
NPG x127834

Binnie Hale, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127835

Binnie Hale

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 6 September 1923
NPG x127835