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Bassano 1928


281 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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Sir Solomon Dias Bandaranaike, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x158254

Sir Solomon Dias Bandaranaike

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass copy negative, 29 October 1928 (1913)
NPG x158254

William Stephen Richard King-Hall, Baron King-Hall, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x16525

William Stephen Richard King-Hall, Baron King-Hall

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 20 September 1928
NPG x16525

William Stephen Richard King-Hall, Baron King-Hall, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x16527

William Stephen Richard King-Hall, Baron King-Hall

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 20 September 1928
NPG x16527

Sir Max Pemberton, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x16529

Sir Max Pemberton

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 15 October 1928
NPG x16529

Jessie Matthews, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19398

Jessie Matthews

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 3 September 1928
NPG x19398

Maud (née Dees), Lady McAlpine, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x157670

Maud (née Dees), Lady McAlpine

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 6 December 1928
NPG x157670

Maud (née Dees), Lady McAlpine, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x157671

Maud (née Dees), Lady McAlpine

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 6 December 1928
NPG x157671

Maud (née Dees), Lady McAlpine, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x157672

Maud (née Dees), Lady McAlpine

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 6 December 1928
NPG x157672

Maud (née Dees), Lady McAlpine, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x157673

Maud (née Dees), Lady McAlpine

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 6 December 1928
NPG x157673

Constance Jane (née Knight), Lady Boyle, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x105257

Constance Jane (née Knight), Lady Boyle

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 3 April 1928
NPG x105257

Constance Jane (née Knight), Lady Boyle, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x105258

Constance Jane (née Knight), Lady Boyle

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 3 April 1928
NPG x105258

Constance Jane (née Knight), Lady Boyle, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x105259

Constance Jane (née Knight), Lady Boyle

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 3 April 1928
NPG x105259

Constance Jane (née Knight), Lady Boyle, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x105260

Constance Jane (née Knight), Lady Boyle

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 3 April 1928
NPG x105260

James C. Welsh, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x105261

James C. Welsh

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 3 April 1928
NPG x105261

James C. Welsh, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x105262

James C. Welsh

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 3 April 1928
NPG x105262

Eileen Vivian Bennett (later Mrs Fearnley-Whittingstall), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x158611

Eileen Vivian Bennett (later Mrs Fearnley-Whittingstall)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 May 1928
NPG x158611