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John Frederick Boyes, ca 1808- d.1896

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1808 ca
Place of Birth: Islington
Date of Death: 1896
Place of Death:

Identity:

John Frederick Boyes was a merchant and collector.

Life:

Boyes was a collector of the work of Charles Keene and a contributor to The World and Punch. He was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and was possibly involved with the Society of British Artists, a society of which Whistler was President from 1886 to 1888. From 1893 to 1896 he was a member of The Arts Club.

Bibliography:

UK census 1881 from http://www.familysearch.org (accessed 2004).