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Bassano 1896


94 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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Frances (née Foley), Lady Edgcumbe, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x28227

Frances (née Foley), Lady Edgcumbe

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1896
NPG x28227

Sir (Edward) Robert Pearce Edgcumbe, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x28231

Sir (Edward) Robert Pearce Edgcumbe

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1896
NPG x28231

Sir (Edward) Robert Pearce Edgcumbe, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x28232

Sir (Edward) Robert Pearce Edgcumbe

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1896
NPG x28232

Sir (Edward) Robert Pearce Edgcumbe, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x28233

Sir (Edward) Robert Pearce Edgcumbe

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1896
NPG x28233

Sir (Edward) Robert Pearce Edgcumbe, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x28234

Sir (Edward) Robert Pearce Edgcumbe

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1896
NPG x28234

Sir (Edward) Robert Pearce Edgcumbe, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x28235

Sir (Edward) Robert Pearce Edgcumbe

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1896
NPG x28235

Sir (Edward) Robert Pearce Edgcumbe, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x28236

Sir (Edward) Robert Pearce Edgcumbe

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1896
NPG x28236

Sir (Edward) Robert Pearce Edgcumbe, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x28237

Sir (Edward) Robert Pearce Edgcumbe

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1896
NPG x28237

Ailwyn Edward Fellowes, 1st Baron Ailwyn, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x30580

Ailwyn Edward Fellowes, 1st Baron Ailwyn

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1896
NPG x30580

Ailwyn Edward Fellowes, 1st Baron Ailwyn, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x30581

Ailwyn Edward Fellowes, 1st Baron Ailwyn

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1896
NPG x30581

Ailwyn Edward Fellowes, 1st Baron Ailwyn, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x30582

Ailwyn Edward Fellowes, 1st Baron Ailwyn

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1896
NPG x30582

Ailwyn Edward Fellowes, 1st Baron Ailwyn, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x30583

Ailwyn Edward Fellowes, 1st Baron Ailwyn

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1896
NPG x30583

Lord Robert Montagu, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x30603

Lord Robert Montagu

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1896
NPG x30603

Lord Robert Montagu, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x30604

Lord Robert Montagu

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1896
NPG x30604

Lord Robert Montagu, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x30605

Lord Robert Montagu

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1896
NPG x30605

Lord Robert Montagu, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x30606

Lord Robert Montagu

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1896
NPG x30606

Lord Robert Montagu, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x30607

Lord Robert Montagu

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1896
NPG x30607