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Bassano 1942


435 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 Charles Gordon Ramsey, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x84527

Sir Charles Gordon Ramsey

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 15 December 1941
NPG x84527

Wilhelm von Tangen Hansteen, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x154264

Wilhelm von Tangen Hansteen

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 20 March 1942
NPG x154264

Wilhelm von Tangen Hansteen, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x154265

Wilhelm von Tangen Hansteen

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 20 March 1942
NPG x154265

Wilhelm von Tangen Hansteen, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x154266

Wilhelm von Tangen Hansteen

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 20 March 1942
NPG x154266

Wilhelm von Tangen Hansteen, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x154267

Wilhelm von Tangen Hansteen

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 20 March 1942
NPG x154267

The Marquess and Marchioness of Reading with their son, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x154272

The Marquess and Marchioness of Reading with their son

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 18 July 1942
NPG x154272

The Marquess and Marchioness of Reading with their son, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x154273

The Marquess and Marchioness of Reading with their son

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 18 July 1942
NPG x154273

Simon Charles Henry Rufus, 4th Marquess of Reading, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x154275

Simon Charles Henry Rufus, 4th Marquess of Reading

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 18 July 1942
NPG x154275

Margot Irene (née Duke), Marchioness of Reading, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x154276

Margot Irene (née Duke), Marchioness of Reading

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 18 July 1942
NPG x154276

Margot Irene (née Duke), Marchioness of Reading, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x154277

Margot Irene (née Duke), Marchioness of Reading

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 18 July 1942
NPG x154277

Anne Daphne Mametz (née Minshull-Ford), Lady Wynford, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x154279

Anne Daphne Mametz (née Minshull-Ford), Lady Wynford

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 25 July 1942
NPG x154279

Robert Samuel Best, 8th Baron Wynford, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x154280

Robert Samuel Best, 8th Baron Wynford

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 25 July 1942
NPG x154280

Baron and Lady Wynford with their daughter, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x154281

Baron and Lady Wynford with their daughter

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 25 July 1942
NPG x154281

Hon. Caroline Ann Sabina Gundry (née Best), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x154282

Hon. Caroline Ann Sabina Gundry (née Best)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 25 July 1942
NPG x154282

John Anderson, 1st Viscount Waverley; Winston Churchill, copy by Bassano Ltd - NPG x27016

John Anderson, 1st Viscount Waverley; Winston Churchill

copy by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 29 June 1942
NPG x27016

Cecil Frederick Rawnsley, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x178244

Cecil Frederick Rawnsley

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 2 February 1942
NPG x178244

Cecil Frederick Rawnsley, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x178245

Cecil Frederick Rawnsley

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 2 February 1942
NPG x178245

Cecil Frederick Rawnsley, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x178246

Cecil Frederick Rawnsley

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 2 February 1942
NPG x178246