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John Henry 'Rob' Derbyshire (1878–1938)

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Victoria Baths Trust

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Rob Derbyshire, whose actual name was John Henry Derbyshire, was born in Manchester in 1878. His father (also John Derbyshire) was the manager of Osborne Street Baths and then became Superintendent of Manchester City Council's Baths and Wash Houses Department. Mr Derbyshire senior played a key role in the construction of the Victoria Baths and the family moved when it opened in 1906 to the large Superintendant's flat.

Victoria Baths

Manchester


Date

1948

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 90 x W 70 cm

Accession number

PCF1

Acquisition method

on loan from the Amateur Swimming Association

Work type

Painting


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Victoria Baths

Hathersage Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, Greater Manchester M13 0FE England

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