Little is known about the painter and illustrator Henry French (fl. 1868-1875). Between 1872-75 he resided at Kentish Town. French exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists. He was a prolific illustrator of books and serials, contributing illustrations to the 1871 Dickens Household Edition of Our Mutual Friend. His illustrations appeared in London Society; The Sunday Magazine; Good Words for the Young; and The Chandos Poet.
Houfe, Simon. “French, Henry fl. 1868-1875.” The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors’ Club, 1981. 310.