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Bassano 1897


215 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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Lilian May (née Emerson), by Alexander Bassano - NPG x30769

Lilian May (née Emerson)

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1897
NPG x30769

Sir Wyke Bayliss, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x30704

Sir Wyke Bayliss

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1897
NPG x30704

Sir Wyke Bayliss, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x30707

Sir Wyke Bayliss

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1897
NPG x30707

Sir Wyke Bayliss, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x30708

Sir Wyke Bayliss

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1897
NPG x30708

Queen Victoria, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x152518

Queen Victoria

by Alexander Bassano
quarter-plate film copy negative, 1897
NPG x152518

Margot Asquith as an Oriental Snake Charmer, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x18797

Margot Asquith as an Oriental Snake Charmer

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1897
NPG x18797

Margot Asquith as an Oriental Snake Charmer, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x18798

Margot Asquith as an Oriental Snake Charmer

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1897
NPG x18798

Margot Asquith as an Oriental Snake Charmer, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x18800

Margot Asquith as an Oriental Snake Charmer

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1897
NPG x18800

Cyril Flower, 1st Baron Battersea, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x19343

Cyril Flower, 1st Baron Battersea

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1897
NPG x19343

Cyril Flower, 1st Baron Battersea, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x19344

Cyril Flower, 1st Baron Battersea

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1897
NPG x19344

Cyril Flower, 1st Baron Battersea, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x19346

Cyril Flower, 1st Baron Battersea

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1897
NPG x19346

Constance Flower (née de Rothschild), Lady Battersea, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x19350

Constance Flower (née de Rothschild), Lady Battersea

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1897
NPG x19350

Arnold Allan Keppel, 8th Earl of Albemarle, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x30536

Arnold Allan Keppel, 8th Earl of Albemarle

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1897
NPG x30536

Arnold Allan Keppel, 8th Earl of Albemarle, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x30538

Arnold Allan Keppel, 8th Earl of Albemarle

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1897
NPG x30538

Sir Edward George Clarke, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x30627

Sir Edward George Clarke

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1897
NPG x30627

Sir Edward George Clarke, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x30628

Sir Edward George Clarke

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1897
NPG x30628

Sir Edward George Clarke, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x30629

Sir Edward George Clarke

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1897
NPG x30629

Sir Edward George Clarke, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x30630

Sir Edward George Clarke

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1897
NPG x30630