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Bassano 1912


340 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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Fryn Tennyson Jesse, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x85752

Fryn Tennyson Jesse

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1912
NPG x85752

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18791

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 October 1912
NPG x18791

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18792

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 October 1912
NPG x18792

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18793

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 October 1912
NPG x18793

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18794

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 October 1912
NPG x18794

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18795

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 October 1912
NPG x18795

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18912

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1912
NPG x18912

Robert Hale (John Robert Hale-Munro), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19416

Robert Hale (John Robert Hale-Munro)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, circa 1912
NPG x19416

Robert Hale (John Robert Hale-Munro), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19417

Robert Hale (John Robert Hale-Munro)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, circa 1912
NPG x19417

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x27515

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
postcard print, (12 July 1912)
NPG x27515

Arthur Herbert Tennyson Somers Cocks, 6th Baron Somers, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x28378

Arthur Herbert Tennyson Somers Cocks, 6th Baron Somers

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 March 1912
NPG x28378

Arthur Herbert Tennyson Somers Cocks, 6th Baron Somers, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x28379

Arthur Herbert Tennyson Somers Cocks, 6th Baron Somers

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 March 1912
NPG x28379

Robert Hale (John Robert Hale-Munro), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x28380

Robert Hale (John Robert Hale-Munro)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 April 1912
NPG x28380

Robert Hale (John Robert Hale-Munro), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x28381

Robert Hale (John Robert Hale-Munro)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 April 1912
NPG x28381

Robert Hale (John Robert Hale-Munro), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x28382

Robert Hale (John Robert Hale-Munro)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 April 1912
NPG x28382

Robert Hale (John Robert Hale-Munro), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x28383

Robert Hale (John Robert Hale-Munro)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 April 1912
NPG x28383

Lady Augusta Fanny Fane (née Rous), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30203

Lady Augusta Fanny Fane (née Rous)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1912
NPG x30203

Lady Augusta Fanny Fane (née Rous), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30204

Lady Augusta Fanny Fane (née Rous)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1912
NPG x30204

Lady Augusta Fanny Fane (née Rous), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30205

Lady Augusta Fanny Fane (née Rous)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1912
NPG x30205

Lady Augusta Fanny Fane (née Rous), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30206

Lady Augusta Fanny Fane (née Rous)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1912
NPG x30206