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Bassano 1949


367 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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Douglas Gordon Pirie, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x71193

Douglas Gordon Pirie

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 24 May 1949
NPG x71193

Douglas Gordon Pirie, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x71194

Douglas Gordon Pirie

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 24 May 1949
NPG x71194

Joan Amy (née Jeffrey), Lady Hartwell, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x43154

Joan Amy (née Jeffrey), Lady Hartwell

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 18 January 1949
NPG x43154

William Lewis Clark Kirby, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x43181

William Lewis Clark Kirby

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 26 January 1949
NPG x43181

William Lewis Clark Kirby, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x43182

William Lewis Clark Kirby

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 26 January 1949
NPG x43182

Ruth Stella (née Kenyon-Slaney), Lady McMahon, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x71001

Ruth Stella (née Kenyon-Slaney), Lady McMahon

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 1 February 1949
NPG x71001

Ruth Stella (née Kenyon-Slaney), Lady McMahon, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x71002

Ruth Stella (née Kenyon-Slaney), Lady McMahon

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 1 February 1949
NPG x71002

Ruth Stella (née Kenyon-Slaney), Lady McMahon, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x71003

Ruth Stella (née Kenyon-Slaney), Lady McMahon

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 1 February 1949
NPG x71003

Hon. Gloria Mary Bearman (née Curzon), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x71049

Hon. Gloria Mary Bearman (née Curzon)

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 7 March 1949
NPG x71049

Hon. Gloria Mary Bearman (née Curzon), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x71050

Hon. Gloria Mary Bearman (née Curzon)

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 7 March 1949
NPG x71050

Harold P. Rushton, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x71073

Harold P. Rushton

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate negative, 18 March 1949
NPG x71073

Hon. Gloria Mary Bearman (née Curzon), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x71105

Hon. Gloria Mary Bearman (née Curzon)

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 31 March 1949
NPG x71105

Hon. Gloria Mary Bearman (née Curzon), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x71106

Hon. Gloria Mary Bearman (née Curzon)

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 31 March 1949
NPG x71106

Sir Richard Walker Haddon, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x71107

Sir Richard Walker Haddon

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 1 April 1949
NPG x71107

William Morgan Fletcher-Vane, 1st Baron Inglewood, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x71128

William Morgan Fletcher-Vane, 1st Baron Inglewood

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 14 April 1949
NPG x71128

Sir James Heron Walker, 5th Bt, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x71139

Sir James Heron Walker, 5th Bt

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate negative, 20 April 1949
NPG x71139

Sir James Heron Walker, 5th Bt, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x71140

Sir James Heron Walker, 5th Bt

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate negative, 20 April 1949
NPG x71140

Isabella Victoria Waddilove, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x71229

Isabella Victoria Waddilove

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate negative, 27 June 1949
NPG x71229

Dorothy Geraldine (née Welby), Lady Saltoun, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x71265

Dorothy Geraldine (née Welby), Lady Saltoun

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 19 July 1949
NPG x71265