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Bassano 1907


40 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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Sir Richard Couch, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30653

Sir Richard Couch

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x30653

Sir Richard Couch, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30654

Sir Richard Couch

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x30654

Sir Richard Couch, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30655

Sir Richard Couch

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x30655

Sir Thomas Smith, 1st Bt, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30664

Sir Thomas Smith, 1st Bt

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x30664

Pauline Chase, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30794

Pauline Chase

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x30794

Sir Edmund Leach, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30829

Sir Edmund Leach

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, circa 1907
NPG x30829

William Heneage Legge, 6th Earl of Dartmouth, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30830

William Heneage Legge, 6th Earl of Dartmouth

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, circa 1907
NPG x30830

William Heneage Legge, 6th Earl of Dartmouth, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30831

William Heneage Legge, 6th Earl of Dartmouth

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, circa 1907
NPG x30831

William Heneage Legge, 6th Earl of Dartmouth, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30837

William Heneage Legge, 6th Earl of Dartmouth

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, circa 1907
NPG x30837