Photo, Print, Drawing J. Clayton Boyes, d. 1937

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Title
J. Clayton Boyes, d. 1937
Contributor Names
Spurr & Son, Bridlington, East Riding, Yorkshire, (pht)
Subject Headings
-  Photograph
Notes
-  Inscription: Recto: bottom mount l. l.: (photographer's imprint, in gold) Spurr & Son; l. r. (address, in gold) SOUTH CLIFF / BRIDLINGTON.; verso: u. r.: (in pencil) 064; top center (in black ink) To/ H: M: F: Esqre. Dublin. [H. Macaulay FitzGibbon, Esquire]; l. r.: (signed, in black ink) J. Clayton Boyes / 24 July. 1905
-  Provenance: Capt. H. Macaulay FitzGibbon, The Bungalow, Greystones, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, 21 June 1923.
-  This is no. 43 "J. Clayton Boyes" on FitGibbon list, under "Cabinet Size." Boyes, a "Classical Flautist, A.M.U.", from Bushey, Watford, England, first wrote to Miller on 8 Dec. 1921. He had seen an advertisement Miller had placed in The Flutist and he offered to sell Miller two "old wooden flutes." These were DCM 216, a Rudall & Rose, and DCM 217, a Longman & Broderip. Miller and Boyes corresponded for many years and Miller ultimately obtained 43 "old flutes" from Boyes, the last one acquired in March 1934. A few undated letters from Mrs. Boyes describe her husband's ill health and Miller notes that Boyes died on 21 April 1937. There are several other photographs of Boyes in the Miller Collection that are of a more casual nature. Many show Boyes in his garden, with flute, and there is also a photograph of his home, "The Corner Cottage," in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England.
-  Condition: Good condition. There is a dark patch on edge of elbow at left. It is housed in a dark beige glassine wrapper.
Form
photograph
Extent
Photograph, mounted on heavy grey photographer's card. Mount: 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches (16.5 x 10.3 cm.); photo: 5 3/8 x 3 3/4 inches (13.6 x 9.6 cm.)
Repository
Music Division
LC Classification
Box Number: B
Online Format
image
Description
Three-quarter length portrait of Boyes, standing and holding wooden flute diagonally in both hands (lower left to upper right). He is youthful, with dark hair parted in center, and clean-shaven except for mustache, and he has light colored eyes. Though facing forward, his eyes gaze to the left. He wears a wool suit. The jacket has light colored pin stripes and is worn open over a light colored waistcoat which has a chain visible across it at the top. He wears a white shirt with high collar and a light colored silk tie. The cuffs of his shirt are unusually wide and have round, dark cuff links. He has a ring on the little finger of his left hand (on viewer's right). There is a decorative wooden(?) carving in the left background that resembles the edge of an elaborately gilt frame. photograph | Photograph, mounted on heavy grey photographer's card. Mount: 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches (16.5 x 10.3 cm.); photo: 5 3/8 x 3 3/4 inches (13.6 x 9.6 cm.) | Inscription: Recto: bottom mount l. l.: (photographer's imprint, in gold) Spurr & Son; l. r. (address, in gold) SOUTH CLIFF / BRIDLINGTON.; verso: u. r.: (in pencil) 064; top center (in black ink) To/ H: M: F: Esqre. Dublin. [H. Macaulay FitzGibbon, Esquire]; l. r.: (signed, in black ink) J. Clayton Boyes / 24 July. 1905 Provenance: Capt. H. Macaulay FitzGibbon, The Bungalow, Greystones, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, 21 June 1923. This is no. 43 "J. Clayton Boyes" on FitGibbon list, under "Cabinet Size." Boyes, a "Classical Flautist, A.M.U.", from Bushey, Watford, England, first wrote to Miller on 8 Dec. 1921. He had seen an advertisement Miller had placed in The Flutist and he offered to sell Miller two "old wooden flutes." These were DCM 216, a Rudall & Rose, and DCM 217, a Longman & Broderip. Miller and Boyes corresponded for many years and Miller ultimately obtained 43 "old flutes" from Boyes, the last one acquired in March 1934. A few undated letters from Mrs. Boyes describe her husband's ill health and Miller notes that Boyes died on 21 April 1937. There are several other photographs of Boyes in the Miller Collection that are of a more casual nature. Many show Boyes in his garden, with flute, and there is also a photograph of his home, "The Corner Cottage," in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England. Condition: Good condition. There is a dark patch on edge of elbow at left. It is housed in a dark beige glassine wrapper. Photograph (Form).
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