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Image number: RS.14118
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Charles Vernon Boys

Date

late 19th century

Sitter

Charles Vernon Boys (1855-1944, British), Physicist

Creator

John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901, British), Photographer

Object type

Archive reference number

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 154mm
width (print): 111mm
height (card support): 264mm
width (card support): 210 mm

Subject

Description

Formal half portrait of Charles Vernon Boys, seated to the left and looking left of the camera as viewed. He wears a white shirt, a tie and a waistcoat underneath a suit jacket.

Printed on the front of the card support: ‘Mayall & Co. Ltd 126 Piccadilly’
Inscribed in pencil on the reverse of the card support: ‘21218a C.V.B’

Charles Vernon Boys (1855-1944) British physicist and inventor, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1888.

Object history

From MS/928, a collection of Boys’ papers donated to the Society by John V Boys in 2018.