John Frederick Boyes was a merchant and collector.
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.
UK census 1881 from http://www.familysearch.org (accessed 2004).