The Bassano family
The Bassano family
by Alexander Bassano
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, mid 1890s
Sittersback to top
- Adelaide Fanny Louise Barber (née Bassano) (1850-1921), Wife of Ludwig George Barber; daughter of Alexander Bassano. Sitter in 18 portraits. Identify
- Adelaide Rose Ainslie Bassano (née Lancaster) (1825-1906), Daughter of Henry Lancaster; wife of Alexander Bassano. Sitter associated with 6 portraits. Identify
- Hermione Una Adelaide Camilla Gunton-Turner (née Serjeant) (born 1891), Granddaughter of Alexander Bassano; wife of Frederick Henry Gunton-Turner. Sitter in 4 portraits. Identify
- Sybil Ainslie Ida Hanson (née Serjeant), Granddaughter of Alexander Bassano; wife of Alfred Walker Hanson. Sitter in 5 portraits. Identify
- Camilla Teresa ('Lily') Serjeant (née Bassano) (1859-1928), Wife of Reverend Charles Serjeant; daughter of Alexander Bassano. Sitter in 12 portraits. Identify
Artistback to top
- Alexander Bassano (1829-1913), Photographer. Artist associated with 2808 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
This portraitback to top
The direct descendent of the Italian Duc de Bassano, Alessandro (later Alexander) Bassano married an Englishwoman, Adelaide Lancaster, with whom he had three children. This portrait shows his two daughters, Camilla and Adelaide, and his grandchildren, Sybil and Hermione. Bassano died in 1913 and was buried in Kensal Green Cemetery. His business continued to operate and in 1963 the studio was amalgamated with the studio of Elliott and Fry.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (photographer's studio, 25 Old Bond Street , London)
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Events of 1893back to top
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