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Sir Maurice Bloch (d.1964)

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Scottish Jewish Archives Centre

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This portrait was commissioned in 1954 to honour thirty years of communal service. In particular for the sitter helping to counteract poverty in the Glasgow Jewish community and for his other charitable endeavors including establishing an interest-free Ex-Servicemen’s Loan Fund. The painting was presented to Sir Maurice but was hung in the Board Room of the Glasgow Jewish Board of Guardians in Thistle Street and then in Coplaw Street, who commissioned the painting.

Scottish Jewish Archives Centre




oil on canvas


H 110 x W 88 cm

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Scottish Jewish Archives Centre

Garnethill Synagogue, 129 Hill Street, Glasgow G3 6UB Scotland

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