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Bassano 1932


569 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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Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x153601

Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 10 February 1932 (31 August 1931)
NPG x153601

Sir John Pedder, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x150140

Sir John Pedder

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 January 1932
NPG x150140

Sir John Pedder, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x150141

Sir John Pedder

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 January 1932
NPG x150141

Sir Frederick William Leith-Ross, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x150145

Sir Frederick William Leith-Ross

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 18 January 1932
NPG x150145

John Cadman, 1st Baron Cadman, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x150150

John Cadman, 1st Baron Cadman

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 29 January 1932
NPG x150150

John Cadman, 1st Baron Cadman, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x150151

John Cadman, 1st Baron Cadman

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 29 January 1932
NPG x150151

John Cadman, 1st Baron Cadman, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x150152

John Cadman, 1st Baron Cadman

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 29 January 1932
NPG x150152

Hon. John Hamilton-Russell, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x150153

Hon. John Hamilton-Russell

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 February 1932
NPG x150153

The Barnes family, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x150156

The Barnes family

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 February 1932
NPG x150156

Agatha Christie, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30729

Agatha Christie

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 15 January 1932
NPG x30729

Agatha Christie, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30727

Agatha Christie

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 15 January 1932
NPG x30727

Agatha Christie, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30728

Agatha Christie

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 15 January 1932
NPG x30728

Diana Mitford (later Lady Mosley), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x26672

Diana Mitford (later Lady Mosley)

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 27 January 1932
NPG x26672

Edythè Brown, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x150161

Edythè Brown

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1 March 1932
NPG x150161