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England's Beautiful Women, published by Bassano Ltd, 1909


61 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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Helen Mary Avery (née Reeves), by Lallie Charles - NPG Ax161332

Helen Mary Avery (née Reeves)

by Lallie Charles
photogravure, 1900s
NPG Ax161332

Queen Alexandra, by W. & D. Downey - NPG Ax161330

Queen Alexandra

by W. & D. Downey
photogravure, 9 August 1902
NPG Ax161330

Ruth Evelyn Burns (née Cavendish-Bentinck), by Alice Hughes - NPG Ax161337

Ruth Evelyn Burns (née Cavendish-Bentinck)

by Alice Hughes
photogravure, mid 1900s
NPG Ax161337

Hannah Mary Barry (née Hainsworth), by Bassano Ltd - NPG Ax161338

Hannah Mary Barry (née Hainsworth)

by Bassano Ltd
photogravure, 1906
NPG Ax161338

Lila Lucy Catherine Mary (née White), Lady Abinger, by Bassano Ltd - NPG Ax161331

Lila Lucy Catherine Mary (née White), Lady Abinger

by Bassano Ltd
photogravure, published 1909
NPG Ax161331

Monica Lilly (née de la Pasture), Lady Bullough, by Bassano Ltd - NPG Ax161333

Monica Lilly (née de la Pasture), Lady Bullough

by Bassano Ltd
photogravure, published 1909
NPG Ax161333

Muriel Helen Florence Beckett (née Paget), by Rita Martin - NPG Ax161335

Muriel Helen Florence Beckett (née Paget)

by Rita Martin
photogravure, published 1909
NPG Ax161335

Ethel Louise, Lady Forbes-Leith of Fyvie, by Bassano Ltd - NPG Ax161336

Ethel Louise, Lady Forbes-Leith of Fyvie

by Bassano Ltd
photogravure, published 1909
NPG Ax161336

Mary Howe (née Curzon), Countess Howe, by Bassano Ltd - NPG Ax161339

Mary Howe (née Curzon), Countess Howe

by Bassano Ltd
photogravure, published 1909
NPG Ax161339

Joan Marion (née Nevill), Marchioness of Camden, by Bassano Ltd - NPG Ax161341

Joan Marion (née Nevill), Marchioness of Camden

by Bassano Ltd
photogravure, published 1909
NPG Ax161341

Phyllis Crossley (née de Bathe), Lady Somerleyton, by Rita Martin - NPG Ax161343

Phyllis Crossley (née de Bathe), Lady Somerleyton

by Rita Martin
photogravure, published 1909
NPG Ax161343

Violet Anne Blanche Dunville (née Lambart), by Bassano Ltd - NPG Ax161347

Violet Anne Blanche Dunville (née Lambart)

by Bassano Ltd
photogravure, published 1909
NPG Ax161347

Gracy Emily (née Maple), Baroness von Eckardstein, by Bassano Ltd - NPG Ax161348

Gracy Emily (née Maple), Baroness von Eckardstein

by Bassano Ltd
photogravure, published 1909
NPG Ax161348