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Bassano 1917


313 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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(Elsie) Evelyn Laye, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x26886

(Elsie) Evelyn Laye

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 July 1917
NPG x26886

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x15159

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 16 January 1917
NPG x15159

Gertrude Lawrence, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30636

Gertrude Lawrence

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass copy negative, March 1917
NPG x30636

Gertrude Lawrence, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30637

Gertrude Lawrence

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass copy negative, March 1917
NPG x30637

Gertrude Lawrence, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30638

Gertrude Lawrence

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass copy negative, March 1917
NPG x30638

Miss Marcelle, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x154783

Miss Marcelle

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 3 January 1917
NPG x154783

Miss Marcelle, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x154785

Miss Marcelle

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 3 January 1917
NPG x154785

Walter Hume Long, 1st Viscount Long of Wraxall, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x154788

Walter Hume Long, 1st Viscount Long of Wraxall

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 3 January 1917
NPG x154788

Walter Hume Long, 1st Viscount Long of Wraxall, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x154790

Walter Hume Long, 1st Viscount Long of Wraxall

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 3 January 1917
NPG x154790

Moreton Foley Gage, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x154792

Moreton Foley Gage

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 6 January 1917
NPG x154792

Moreton Foley Gage, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x154795

Moreton Foley Gage

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 6 January 1917
NPG x154795

Sir Torquhil George Matheson, 5th Bt, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x154796

Sir Torquhil George Matheson, 5th Bt

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 January 1917
NPG x154796

Sir Torquhil George Matheson, 5th Bt, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x154798

Sir Torquhil George Matheson, 5th Bt

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 January 1917
NPG x154798

Sir Torquhil George Matheson, 5th Bt, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x154800

Sir Torquhil George Matheson, 5th Bt

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 January 1917
NPG x154800

Sir (Edward) Peter Strickland, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x154803

Sir (Edward) Peter Strickland

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 17 January 1917
NPG x154803

Edward Henry Willis, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x154805

Edward Henry Willis

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 18 January 1917
NPG x154805

Evan Alexander Wisdom, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x154808

Evan Alexander Wisdom

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 23 January 1917
NPG x154808

William Basil Emery, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x154811

William Basil Emery

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1 February 1917
NPG x154811

William Basil Emery, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x154813

William Basil Emery

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1 February 1917
NPG x154813

Lady Williams, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x154817

Lady Williams

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 27 January 1917
NPG x154817