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Bassano 1922


1295 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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Elizabeth Marc, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x151641

Elizabeth Marc

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 6 October 1922
NPG x151641

Elizabeth Marc, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x151642

Elizabeth Marc

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 6 October 1922
NPG x151642

Elizabeth Marc, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x151643

Elizabeth Marc

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 6 October 1922
NPG x151643

Elizabeth Marc, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x151644

Elizabeth Marc

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 6 October 1922
NPG x151644

Prince Maung Maung Gyi, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x151645

Prince Maung Maung Gyi

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 26 July 1922
NPG x151645

Prince Maung Maung Gyi, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x151646

Prince Maung Maung Gyi

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 26 July 1922
NPG x151646

(Elsie) Evelyn Laye, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x26892

(Elsie) Evelyn Laye

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 7 September 1922
NPG x26892

King George V, by H.R. Wicks, for  Bassano Ltd - NPG x21152

King George V

by H.R. Wicks, for Bassano Ltd
platinum print on photographer's card mount, June 1922
NPG x21152

King George V, by H.R. Wicks, for  Bassano Ltd - NPG x21153

King George V

by H.R. Wicks, for Bassano Ltd
vintage print, June 1922
NPG x21153

King George V, by H.R. Wicks, for  Bassano Ltd - NPG x21154

King George V

by H.R. Wicks, for Bassano Ltd
vintage print, June 1922
NPG x21154

Richard Maximilian Dalberg-Acton, 2nd Baron Acton, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x22378

Richard Maximilian Dalberg-Acton, 2nd Baron Acton

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 17 November 1922
NPG x22378

Richard Maximilian Dalberg-Acton, 2nd Baron Acton, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x22379

Richard Maximilian Dalberg-Acton, 2nd Baron Acton

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 17 November 1922
NPG x22379

Margaret Eleanor (née Furneaux), Viscountess Birkenhead, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x37476

Margaret Eleanor (née Furneaux), Viscountess Birkenhead

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 2 November 1922
NPG x37476

Sir (John) Frederick Bridge, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x78542

Sir (John) Frederick Bridge

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 April 1922
NPG x78542

Sir (John) Frederick Bridge, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x78543

Sir (John) Frederick Bridge

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 April 1922
NPG x78543

Sir (John) Frederick Bridge, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x78544

Sir (John) Frederick Bridge

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 April 1922
NPG x78544

Sir (John) Frederick Bridge, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x78545

Sir (John) Frederick Bridge

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 April 1922
NPG x78545

Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x81382

Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 16 September 1922
NPG x81382

Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x81383

Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 16 September 1922
NPG x81383

Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x81384

Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 16 September 1922
NPG x81384