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Bassano 1883


190 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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George Frederic Watts, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x9054

George Frederic Watts

by Alexander Bassano
albumen print, 23 November 1883
NPG x9054

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x12651

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne

by Alexander Bassano
albumen carte-de-visite, 1883
NPG x12651

Henry Fawcett, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x11889

Henry Fawcett

by Alexander Bassano
albumen carte-de-visite, 1883
NPG x11889

Joe Chamberlain, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x17014

Joe Chamberlain

by Alexander Bassano
albumen print, 1883
NPG x17014

Thomas Henry Huxley, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x9203

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Alexander Bassano
albumen print, circa 1883
NPG x9203

Thomas Henry Huxley, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x21342

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Alexander Bassano
bromide print, circa 1883
NPG x21342

William Ewart Gladstone, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x85591

William Ewart Gladstone

by Alexander Bassano
bromide print, 10 March 1883
NPG x85591

William Ewart Gladstone, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x85592

William Ewart Gladstone

by Alexander Bassano
bromide print, 10 March 1883
NPG x85592

William Ewart Gladstone, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x85593

William Ewart Gladstone

by Alexander Bassano
bromide print, 10 March 1883
NPG x85593

King Edward VII; Queen Victoria; Queen Alexandra, by and after Alexander Bassano - NPG x95831

King Edward VII; Queen Victoria; Queen Alexandra

by and after Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1883
NPG x95831