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Bassano 1918


636 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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Edith Helen (née Chaplin), Marchioness of Londonderry, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x85184

Edith Helen (née Chaplin), Marchioness of Londonderry

by Bassano Ltd
toned bromide print, 26 October 1918
NPG x85184

Charles Robert Finch Noyes, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x85756

Charles Robert Finch Noyes

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1918
NPG x85756

Jean Castaner; Betty Blake, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x151649

Jean Castaner; Betty Blake

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 2 July 1918
NPG x151649

Betty Blake and Jean Castaner in 'The Boy', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x151650

Betty Blake and Jean Castaner in 'The Boy'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 2 July 1918
NPG x151650

Betty Blake; Jean Castaner in 'The Boy', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x151651

Betty Blake; Jean Castaner in 'The Boy'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 2 July 1918
NPG x151651

Betty Blake; Jean Castaner, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x151652

Betty Blake; Jean Castaner

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 2 July 1918
NPG x151652

Betty Blake; Jean Castaner, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x151653

Betty Blake; Jean Castaner

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 2 July 1918
NPG x151653

Betty Blake, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x151654

Betty Blake

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 2 July 1918
NPG x151654

Betty Blake, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x151655

Betty Blake

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 2 July 1918
NPG x151655

(Elsie) Evelyn Laye, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x16549

(Elsie) Evelyn Laye

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 7 June 1918
NPG x16549

(Elsie) Evelyn Laye, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x16545

(Elsie) Evelyn Laye

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, June 1918
NPG x16545

Gertrude Mary Denman (née Pearson), Lady Denman, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33600

Gertrude Mary Denman (née Pearson), Lady Denman

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 21 March 1918
NPG x33600

Gertrude Mary Denman (née Pearson), Lady Denman, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33601

Gertrude Mary Denman (née Pearson), Lady Denman

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 21 March 1918
NPG x33601

Gertrude Mary Denman (née Pearson), Lady Denman, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33602

Gertrude Mary Denman (née Pearson), Lady Denman

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 21 March 1918
NPG x33602

Paul Nash, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19064

Paul Nash

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 29 April 1918
NPG x19064

Paul Nash, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19065

Paul Nash

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 29 April 1918
NPG x19065

Paul Nash, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19066

Paul Nash

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 29 April 1918
NPG x19066

Horatio William Bottomley, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x22160

Horatio William Bottomley

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 15 September 1918
NPG x22160

Horatio William Bottomley, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x22161

Horatio William Bottomley

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 15 September 1918
NPG x22161

Horatio William Bottomley, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x22162

Horatio William Bottomley

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 15 September 1918
NPG x22162