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Bassano 1923


899 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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Philip Snowden, Viscount Snowden, by Bassano Ltd - NPG P501

Philip Snowden, Viscount Snowden

by Bassano Ltd
cream-toned bromide print, 23 January 1923
NPG P501

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner, by and after Bassano Ltd - NPG x122798

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner

by and after Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 30 November 1923 (1919)
NPG x122798

King George VI, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x124444

King George VI

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, April 1923
NPG x124444

Vera Wray, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33924

Vera Wray

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 24 May 1923
NPG x33924

Averil (née Beamont), Baroness Swansea, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33925

Averil (née Beamont), Baroness Swansea

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 25 May 1923
NPG x33925

Averil (née Beamont), Baroness Swansea, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33926

Averil (née Beamont), Baroness Swansea

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 25 May 1923
NPG x33926

Averil (née Beamont), Baroness Swansea, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33927

Averil (née Beamont), Baroness Swansea

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 25 May 1923
NPG x33927

Mary Emily (née Payter), Lady Currie, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33928

Mary Emily (née Payter), Lady Currie

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 28 May 1923
NPG x33928

Sir Ludovic Charles Porter, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33930

Sir Ludovic Charles Porter

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 10 November 1923
NPG x33930

Sir Ludovic Charles Porter, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33931

Sir Ludovic Charles Porter

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 10 November 1923
NPG x33931

Joseph Sullivan, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33932

Joseph Sullivan

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 19 November 1923
NPG x33932

Joseph Sullivan, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33933

Joseph Sullivan

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 19 November 1923
NPG x33933

Frances (née Coddington), Lady Swifte, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33934

Frances (née Coddington), Lady Swifte

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 1 August 1923
NPG x33934

Frances (née Coddington), Lady Swifte, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x33935

Frances (née Coddington), Lady Swifte

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 1 August 1923
NPG x33935

Jessie (née Edgar), Lady Collie, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x34228

Jessie (née Edgar), Lady Collie

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 8 October 1923
NPG x34228

Unknown woman, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x34971

Unknown woman

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 21 November 1923
NPG x34971

Unknown woman, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x34972

Unknown woman

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 21 November 1923
NPG x34972