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Bassano 1921


696 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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Ida Copeland (née Fenzi), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x31243

Ida Copeland (née Fenzi)

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 18 November 1921
NPG x31243

Ida Copeland (née Fenzi), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x31244

Ida Copeland (née Fenzi)

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 18 November 1921
NPG x31244

Betty Gley and Ruby Hilary in 'The Windmill Man', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x153978

Betty Gley and Ruby Hilary in 'The Windmill Man'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 9 December 1921
NPG x153978

Betty Gley and Ruby Hilary in 'The Windmill Man', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x153979

Betty Gley and Ruby Hilary in 'The Windmill Man'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 9 December 1921
NPG x153979

Dorothy Dickson, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x158862

Dorothy Dickson

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 30 September 1921
NPG x158862

Dorothy Dickson, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x158863

Dorothy Dickson

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 30 September 1921
NPG x158863

Auriol Lee, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x158864

Auriol Lee

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 31 August 1921
NPG x158864

Guglielmo Marconi, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x83714

Guglielmo Marconi

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 17 March 1921
NPG x83714

Sir Frederick William Moore, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x83787

Sir Frederick William Moore

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 2 November 1921
NPG x83787

Sir Stanley Machin, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x83821

Sir Stanley Machin

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1921
NPG x83821

Olga Yvonne North, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x83867

Olga Yvonne North

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1921
NPG x83867

Sir Charles John Oakeley, 5th Bt, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x83874

Sir Charles John Oakeley, 5th Bt

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 2 March 1921
NPG x83874

Sir Cecil Burney, 1st Bt, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x83984

Sir Cecil Burney, 1st Bt

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 14 January 1921
NPG x83984

Hon. Mary Betty Cunliffe, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x84009

Hon. Mary Betty Cunliffe

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 20 June 1921
NPG x84009

Sir Stanley Brenton Von Donop, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x84120

Sir Stanley Brenton Von Donop

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1 March 1921
NPG x84120

Sir George James Frampton, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x84204

Sir George James Frampton

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 26 November 1921
NPG x84204

Sir Hugh Fraser, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x84230

Sir Hugh Fraser

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 26 February 1921
NPG x84230