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Bassano 1914


254 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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Frank Short, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19242

Frank Short

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1914
NPG x19242

Frank Short, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19243

Frank Short

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1914
NPG x19243

Frank Short, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x17398

Frank Short

by Bassano Ltd
platinotype on card mount, 1914
NPG x17398

Dame (Esmerelda) Cicely Courtneidge, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19283

Dame (Esmerelda) Cicely Courtneidge

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1914
NPG x19283

Dame (Esmerelda) Cicely Courtneidge, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19284

Dame (Esmerelda) Cicely Courtneidge

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1914
NPG x19284

Dame (Esmerelda) Cicely Courtneidge, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19285

Dame (Esmerelda) Cicely Courtneidge

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1914
NPG x19285

Dame (Esmerelda) Cicely Courtneidge, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19286

Dame (Esmerelda) Cicely Courtneidge

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1914
NPG x19286

Dame (Esmerelda) Cicely Courtneidge, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19287

Dame (Esmerelda) Cicely Courtneidge

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1914
NPG x19287

Dame (Esmerelda) Cicely Courtneidge, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19288

Dame (Esmerelda) Cicely Courtneidge

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1914
NPG x19288

Dame (Esmerelda) Cicely Courtneidge, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19289

Dame (Esmerelda) Cicely Courtneidge

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1914
NPG x19289

Dame (Esmerelda) Cicely Courtneidge, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19290

Dame (Esmerelda) Cicely Courtneidge

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1914
NPG x19290

Dame (Esmerelda) Cicely Courtneidge, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19291

Dame (Esmerelda) Cicely Courtneidge

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1914
NPG x19291

Dame (Esmerelda) Cicely Courtneidge, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19292

Dame (Esmerelda) Cicely Courtneidge

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1914
NPG x19292

Fay Compton, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19294

Fay Compton

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1914
NPG x19294

Fay Compton, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19295

Fay Compton

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1914
NPG x19295

Fay Compton, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19296

Fay Compton

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1914
NPG x19296

Maud Bell, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32457

Maud Bell

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 16 December 1914
NPG x32457

Aimée Jean (née Grove), Lady de Hoghton, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33100

Aimée Jean (née Grove), Lady de Hoghton

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 December 1914
NPG x33100