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Bassano 1931


744 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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Miss Whitmore, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x150006

Miss Whitmore

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 3 January 1931
NPG x150006

J.A.S. Collins, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x150007

J.A.S. Collins

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 3 January 1931
NPG x150007

Max Euwe, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x150009

Max Euwe

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 6 January 1931
NPG x150009

Sir Rayner Childe Barker, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x150011

Sir Rayner Childe Barker

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 31 January 1931
NPG x150011

Hon. John Patrick Bowes-Lyon, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x150014

Hon. John Patrick Bowes-Lyon

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 February 1931
NPG x150014

Hon. John Patrick Bowes-Lyon, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x150016

Hon. John Patrick Bowes-Lyon

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 February 1931
NPG x150016

Vere Brabazon Ponsonby, 9th Earl of Bessborough, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x150029

Vere Brabazon Ponsonby, 9th Earl of Bessborough

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 February 1931
NPG x150029

Vere Brabazon Ponsonby, 9th Earl of Bessborough, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x150031

Vere Brabazon Ponsonby, 9th Earl of Bessborough

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 February 1931
NPG x150031

Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x150035

Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 23 February 1931
NPG x150035

G. Carpenter, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x150037

G. Carpenter

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 26 February 1931
NPG x150037

G. Carpenter, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x150038

G. Carpenter

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 26 February 1931
NPG x150038

Robert Knox Hezlet, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x150039

Robert Knox Hezlet

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 3 March 1931
NPG x150039

Robert Knox Hezlet, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x150040

Robert Knox Hezlet

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 3 March 1931
NPG x150040

Hon. Bryan Longley Bourke, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x150041

Hon. Bryan Longley Bourke

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 March 1931
NPG x150041

Hon. Bryan Longley Bourke, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x150043

Hon. Bryan Longley Bourke

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 March 1931
NPG x150043

Sir Percival Spearman Wilkinson, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x150044

Sir Percival Spearman Wilkinson

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 March 1931
NPG x150044

Sir Percival Spearman Wilkinson, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x150045

Sir Percival Spearman Wilkinson

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 March 1931
NPG x150045