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Bassano whole-plate negatives, gift 2004


126 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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Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127666

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1909
NPG x127666

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127667

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127667

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127668

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127668

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127669

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127669

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127670

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127670

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127671

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127671

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127672

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127672

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127673

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127673

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127674

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127674

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127675

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127675

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127676

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127676

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127677

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127677

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127678

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127678

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127679

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127679

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127680

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127680

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127681

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127681