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Bassano half-plate negatives, gift 2004


103 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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Hugh Cholmondeley, 3rd Baron Delamere, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127531

Hugh Cholmondeley, 3rd Baron Delamere

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film copy negative, 26 September 1930
NPG x127531

Lord Moore; Sir John Collings Squire, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127538

Lord Moore; Sir John Collings Squire

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 15 May 1931
NPG x127538

Jack Buchanan, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127539

Jack Buchanan

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 15 June 1931
NPG x127539

Jack Buchanan, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127540

Jack Buchanan

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 15 June 1931
NPG x127540

Jack Buchanan, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127541

Jack Buchanan

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 15 June 1931
NPG x127541

Aldous Huxley, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127542

Aldous Huxley

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 29 September 1931
NPG x127542

Nancy Mitford, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127546

Nancy Mitford

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 7 July 1932
NPG x127546

Nancy Mitford, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127547

Nancy Mitford

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 7 July 1932
NPG x127547

Prince Andrew of Greece, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127562

Prince Andrew of Greece

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 21 November 1935
NPG x127562

Prince Andrew of Greece, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127563

Prince Andrew of Greece

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 21 November 1935
NPG x127563

Prince Andrew of Greece, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127564

Prince Andrew of Greece

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 21 November 1935
NPG x127564

Prince Andrew of Greece, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127565

Prince Andrew of Greece

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 21 November 1935
NPG x127565

Margot Fonteyn, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127566

Margot Fonteyn

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 31 December 1935
NPG x127566