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Human Passions (Two Figures, a Lord and a Moneylender)

Photo credit: Rochdale Arts & Heritage Service

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John Collier was born in 1708 in Urmston outside of Manchester. He became a travelling teacher. His travels took him throughout the Bolton, Oldham and Rochdale area, ending up in 1729 in Milnrow, part of Rochdale borough. John Collier changed his name and became better known as Tim Bobbin, and this eccentric character became famous for his satirical caricatures and his storytelling in the Lancashire dialect.

Touchstones Rochdale


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    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    65 x 100.5 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    unknown acquisition method


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Touchstones Rochdale

The Esplanade, Rochdale, Greater Manchester OL16 1AQ England

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