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Bassano 1926


465 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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Lady Ada Marian Nield (née Maitland), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x34951

Lady Ada Marian Nield (née Maitland)

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 30 April 1926
NPG x34951

Sir Arthur Ralph Wilmot, 7th Bt, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x34953

Sir Arthur Ralph Wilmot, 7th Bt

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 1926
NPG x34953

Lady Edith Anne Windham-Dawson, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x34954

Lady Edith Anne Windham-Dawson

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 6 October 1926
NPG x34954

Lady Edith Anne Windham-Dawson, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x34955

Lady Edith Anne Windham-Dawson

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 6 October 1926
NPG x34955

Sir (George) Christopher Clayton, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x34956

Sir (George) Christopher Clayton

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 9 November 1926
NPG x34956

Hon. Lettice Bowlby (née Annesley), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x105382

Hon. Lettice Bowlby (née Annesley)

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 20 February 1926
NPG x105382

Barbadee Violet (née Knight), Lady Meyer, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x105403

Barbadee Violet (née Knight), Lady Meyer

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 9 April 1926
NPG x105403

Winifrede (née Smith), Lady Cowan, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x158437

Winifrede (née Smith), Lady Cowan

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 23 March 1926
NPG x158437

Winifrede (née Smith), Lady Cowan, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x158438

Winifrede (née Smith), Lady Cowan

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 23 March 1926
NPG x158438

Royal Air Force No. 56 Fighter Squadron, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x158998

Royal Air Force No. 56 Fighter Squadron

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, July 1926
NPG x158998

Lady Clare Annesley, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x83554

Lady Clare Annesley

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1926
NPG x83554

James Barry Munnik Hertzog; Albert Hertzog, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x83623

James Barry Munnik Hertzog; Albert Hertzog

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 22 October 1926
NPG x83623

Eleanor Norah (née Henessy), Lady Methuen, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x83766

Eleanor Norah (née Henessy), Lady Methuen

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1 July 1926
NPG x83766

Mrs Alistair MacLeod, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x83824

Mrs Alistair MacLeod

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1926
NPG x83824

Sir Charles William Chadwick Oman, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x83897

Sir Charles William Chadwick Oman

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1926
NPG x83897

Isaac Haig Mitchell, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x83999

Isaac Haig Mitchell

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1926
NPG x83999

Zena Mentz, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x84001

Zena Mentz

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1926
NPG x84001