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Bassano 1898


303 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 Richard Thorne Thorne, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x128023

Sir Richard Thorne Thorne

by Alexander Bassano
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 1898
NPG x128023

Phil May, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x4228

Phil May

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1898
NPG x4228

Phil May, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x4229

Phil May

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1898
NPG x4229

Phil May, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x4230

Phil May

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1898
NPG x4230

Phil May, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x4231

Phil May

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1898
NPG x4231

Constance Flower (née de Rothschild), Lady Battersea, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x15352

Constance Flower (née de Rothschild), Lady Battersea

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1898
NPG x15352

Constance Flower (née de Rothschild), Lady Battersea, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x15354

Constance Flower (née de Rothschild), Lady Battersea

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1898
NPG x15354

Sir Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x30508

Sir Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1898
NPG x30508

Sir Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x30511

Sir Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1898
NPG x30511

John Percival, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x30512

John Percival

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1898
NPG x30512

Lewis Henry Hugh Clifford, 9th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x30515

Lewis Henry Hugh Clifford, 9th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1898
NPG x30515

Lewis Henry Hugh Clifford, 9th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x30516

Lewis Henry Hugh Clifford, 9th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1898
NPG x30516

Charles John Ellicott, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x31294

Charles John Ellicott

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1898
NPG x31294