Amedée Forrestier

Amédée Forrestier (1854-1930) was an illustrator and draughtsman. Forrestier was likely born in Belgium but immigrated to Britain in 1882 to work for The Illustrated London News. He worked for the ILN as ‘Special Artist’ until 1899, but meanwhile contributed to The Girls’ Own Paper, The Strand, English Illustrated Magazine, The Sporting and Dramatic News, The Windsor Magazine, The Quartier Latin, Pearson’s Magazine, and The Lady’s Pictorial. As Special Artist, Forrestier attended royal events and ceremonies and travelled to Germany, Scandinavia, Russia, Belgium, Italy, and Morocco. Forrestier was also a prolific book illustrator. He exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists. Forrestier died on 14 November 1930.

Further Reading:

Engen, Rodney K.. “Forrestier, Amedée 1854-1930.” Dictionary of Victorian Wood Engravers. N.J.: Chadwyck-Healey, 1985. 90-91. Print.

Houfe, Simon. “Forrestier, Amedée 1854-1930.” The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors’ Club, 1981. 307. Print.

Illustrations by Amedée Forrestier



Andtothink19213 And to think that all this comes out of the brains of chaps like you.. Mr. Meeson's Will. New Impression. 1921
Andso22 And to think that all this comes out of the brains of chaps like you.. Mr. Meeson's Will. 1st UK Edition. 1888
Augustagently67 Augusta gently lifted the sheet, revealing the sweet face of little Jeannie in her coffin.. Mr. Meeson's Will. 1st UK Edition. 1888
Augustagently192147 'Augusta gently lifted the sheet, revealing the sweet face of little Jeannie in her coffin.'. Mr. Meeson's Will. New Impression. 1921

Downwent1921247 Down went the books with a crash and a bang, and, carried away by their weight, down went Mr. Addison.. Mr. Meeson's Will. New Impression. 1921
Downwent239 Down went the books with a crash and a bang, and, carried away by their weight, down went Mr. Addison. . Mr. Meeson's Will. 1st UK Edition. 1888
Mrmeesonlondonspencerblackettadvertisement H. Rider Haggard's New Novel. Mr. Meeson's Will. 1st UK Edition. 1888
Justas1921301 Just as the men came up she got away somehow, and stood looking very foolish.. Mr. Meeson's Will. New Impression. 1921

Justas280 'Just as the men came up she got away somehow, and stood looking very foolish.'. Mr. Meeson's Will. 1st UK Edition. 1888
Suddenlygrowing192158 Suddenly, growing faint or for some other cause, the figure loosed its hold and rolled into the scuppers. Mr. Meeson's Will. New Impression. 1921