Charles Auguste Loyes (1841-1905), who went by the professional nom de plume G. Montbard, was an illustrator, etcher, draughtsman, and painter. Montbard adopted his name from the town of his birth, Montbard, France, where he was born on 2 August 1841. Montbard began his career as a wood engraving draughtsman for the French Chronique Illustrée, but moved to Britain in the late 1860s. Between 1868 and 1899 he created illustrations regularly for the British Illustrated London News. Montbard also contributed illustrations to The Graphic, Judy, Vanity Fair, Good Words, English Illustrated Magazine, Pall Mall Gazette, Windsor Magazine, and St. James’s Budget. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, and the Royal Institute of Painters in Oil-Colours. Montbard died on 5 August 1905 in Britain.
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