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Image number: RS.14121
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Charles Vernon Boys




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


Richard Arthur Surtees Paget (1869-1955, British), Barrister

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Head and shoulders sketch of Charles Vernon Boys, profiled to the left as viewed. He is depicted in a shirt, a tie and a formal jacket. Thick pencil etchings indicate the dark colour of his jacket, while lighter etchings indicate shadow and wrinkles on Boys’ neck and face.

Inscribed in pencil: ‘RAS Paget Dinner to Sir Chas Boys. Phys Soc Club. 8. 5. 35.’

Sketch made on the back of a menu at a Physical Society Club dinner in March 1935.

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

Richard Arthur Surtees Paget (1869-1955) British barrister and scientific investigator, was not a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Object history

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

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