Alec Ball

Prolific British Illustrator. Contributed illustrations to The Dial, The Strand, Windsor Magazine, The London Magazine, The Graphic, and others.

Further Reading


Houfe, Simon. The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists, 1800-1914. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors’ Club, 1981. 225. Print.


Illustrations by Alec Ball



Hestretchedstrand122 He stretched out his arms to clasp her, and lo, she was gone!. Smith and the Pharaohs. The Strand Magazine, vol. 45, no. 266. February 1913
Hisheartstrand684 His heart swelled within him, for here was the hand of that royal lady of his dreams. Smith and the Pharaohs. The Strand Magazine, vol. 44, no. 264. December 1912
Iaskstrand129 I ask you, Prince, I ask you all, Royalties of Egypt, whether for such deeds this man should die?. Smith and the Pharaohs. The Strand Magazine, vol. 45, no. 266. February 1913
Nowhestrand126 Now he was among all that throng of ghosts, which parted to let him. Smith and the Pharaohs. The Strand Magazine, vol. 45, no. 266. February 1913

Oncehestrand7 Once he shouted in the hope of attracting attention. Smith and the Pharaohs. The Strand Magazine, vol. 45, no. 265. January 1913
Passlookingstrand127 Pass, looking at him as he went with cold and wondering eyes. Smith and the Pharaohs. The Strand Magazine, vol. 45, no. 266. February 1913
Queencleopatrastrand2 Queen Cleopatra lifted her hands and stood thus for awhile. Smith and the Pharaohs. The Strand Magazine, vol. 45, no. 265. January 1913
Sheansweredstrand11 She answered: 'I make my obeisance to your majesty'. Smith and the Pharaohs. The Strand Magazine, vol. 45, no. 265. January 1913

Smithandthepharaohsthestrandjan1913dustjacket Smith and the Pharaohs. Smith and the Pharaohs. The Strand Magazine, vol. 45, no. 265. January 1913
Smithlookedstrand672 Smith looked at it once, twice, thrice, and at the third he fell in love. Smith and the Pharaohs. The Strand Magazine, vol. 44, no. 264. December 1912
Thefuneralstrand680 The funeral sledge drawn by oxen, and on it the great rectangular case that contained. Smith and the Pharaohs. The Strand Magazine, vol. 44, no. 264. December 1912
Theouterstrand681 The outer and the inner coffins, and within them the mummy of some departed majesty. Smith and the Pharaohs. The Strand Magazine, vol. 44, no. 264. December 1912