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Portrait of a Man Reading a Paper

© the artist's estate. Image credit: Halstead Town Council

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The subject is believed to be Stanley Murray Moger who lived in Head Street, Halstead. He arrived in Halstead in about 1870 and died here around 1947. He is thought to have been an auctioneer and was "chairman of everything including the Town Council".

Queens Hall



Portrait of a Man Reading a Paper




oil & acrylic on canvas


H 91 x W 71 cm

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Queens Hall

Chipping Hill, Halstead, Essex CO9 2HS England

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