G. Montbard

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.

Further Reading:


Engen, Rodney K. “Montbard, G. Charles Auguste Loyes 1841-1905.” Dictionary of Victorian Wood Engravers. N.J.: Chadwyck-Healey, 1985. 184-5. Print.

Illustrations by G. Montbard



Amighty73 A Mighty vessel steamed majestically out of the mouth of the Thames.. Mr. Meeson's Will. 1st UK Edition. 1888
Augustaand19211 Augusta and Her Publisher. Mr. Meeson's Will. New Impression. 1921
Justthen1921119 Just then, the sailor Bill, who had been up on the flag-staff on the rock. Mr. Meeson's Will. New Impression. 1921
Mrmeesonswill1921frontmaterial Mr. Meeson's Will. Mr. Meeson's Will. New Impression. 1921

Pompadourhall192126 Pompadour Hall. Mr. Meeson's Will. New Impression. 1921
Pompadourhall45 Pompadour Hall. Mr. Meeson's Will. 1st UK Edition. 1888
Rightinto1921105 Right into this beautiful fjord they sailed. Mr. Meeson's Will. New Impression. 1921
Shesgoing111 'She's going!— by George, she's going!' said the seaman Johnnie.. Mr. Meeson's Will. 1st UK Edition. 1888

Shesgoing192198 'She's going!—by George, she's going' said the seaman Johnnie. Mr. Meeson's Will. New Impression. 1921
Shewas1921143 She was slowly going through this process, and wondering how long it would be before her neck ceased to smart. Mr. Meeson's Will. New Impression. 1921
Thestreet50 The street where Augusta lived.. Mr. Meeson's Will. 1st UK Edition. 1888