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Bassano 1911


456 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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Lillie Langtry, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x16775

Lillie Langtry

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 May 1911
NPG x16775

Lillie Langtry, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x16776

Lillie Langtry

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 May 1911
NPG x16776

Lillie Langtry, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x16777

Lillie Langtry

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 May 1911
NPG x16777

Lillie Langtry, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x16778

Lillie Langtry

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 May 1911
NPG x16778

Lillie Langtry, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x16779

Lillie Langtry

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 May 1911
NPG x16779

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x16754

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1911
NPG x16754

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x16755

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1911
NPG x16755

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x16756

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1911
NPG x16756

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x16757

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1911
NPG x16757

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x16758

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1911
NPG x16758

Mary Alice (née Chandler), Lady Caine, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x28374

Mary Alice (née Chandler), Lady Caine

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, May 1911
NPG x28374

Edmund Gwenn; Irene Vanbrugh, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x152710

Edmund Gwenn; Irene Vanbrugh

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1911
NPG x152710

Irene Vanbrugh; Edmund Gwenn, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x152711

Irene Vanbrugh; Edmund Gwenn

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1911
NPG x152711

Edmund Gwenn; Irene Vanbrugh, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x152712

Edmund Gwenn; Irene Vanbrugh

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1911
NPG x152712

Edmund Gwenn; Irene Vanbrugh, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x152713

Edmund Gwenn; Irene Vanbrugh

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1911
NPG x152713

Edmund Gwenn; Irene Vanbrugh, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x152714

Edmund Gwenn; Irene Vanbrugh

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1911
NPG x152714

Edmund Gwenn; Irene Vanbrugh, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x152715

Edmund Gwenn; Irene Vanbrugh

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1911
NPG x152715

Lady Constance Georgina Bulwer-Lytton, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x28367

Lady Constance Georgina Bulwer-Lytton

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 23 January 1911
NPG x28367