A. C. Michael

Little is known about illustrator, painter, and etcher Arthur C. Michael (also known as A. C. Michael), who worked in Bedford Park, London, between 1903 and 1916. Michael traveled widely in Europe, documenting a portion of his journeys in An Artist in Spain (1914). While he is predominantly remembered for illustrating Haggard’s books, Michael also contributed to The Illustrated London News, The Graphic, and The Morning Star. Historians are uncertain whether A. C. Michael is the same person as Arthur Michaël, the artist responsible for illustrating at least one issue of the French satirical periodical L'Assiette (No. 20, 15 August 1901).

Further Reading


Appelbaum, Stanley. French Satirical Drawings from L'Assiette Au Beurre. New York: Dover, 1978. xii. Print.


Houfe, Simon. “Michael, A.C. fl. 1903-1916.” The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors’ Club, 1981. 390. Print.


Michael, Arthur C. An Artist in Spain. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1914. Print.


Williams, Paul Flo. "A. C. Michael." The Charles Pearce Project. 13 January 2017. Web. 25 February 2017.

Illustrations by A. C. Michael



Adreadful1912cassell215 A dreadful rolling noise of the meeting of shields. King Solomon's Mines. Reprint. 1912
Againthepearsonsmagazine257 Again the lightning flared and in it they saw her standing on the crest of the hut. The Ghost Kings [The Lady of the Heavens]. Pearson's Magazine, vol. 25-16, no. 147. March 1908
Ahbougwan292 'Ah! Bougwan, I die'. King Solomon's Mines. Reprint. 1912
Ahherecassell305 'Ah! here you come, Hernan Pereira,' she cried, 'riding on an ox, while better men walk'. Marie. Cassell's Magazine, vol. 53, no. 3. November 1911

Anpearsonsmagazine445 An. The Ghost Kings [The Lady of the Heavens]. Pearson's Magazine, vol. 25-26, no. 148. April 1908
Andi137 'And I tell you, Marie, what I have told you already, and you too, Allan, that this thing may not be,' answered Marais. Marie. Cassell's Magazine, vol. 53, no. 2. October 1911
Andliftingfrontispiece And lifting the diadem of pearls crested with the royal uraei, she set it on his brow.. Morning Star. Fourth Edition. 1910
Anofficerthequiver An officer stood between them with a drawn sword fronting the terrified child. When the World Shook. The Quiver, vol. 54, no. 5. March 1919

Areyou7 'Are you the little Allan Quatermain who is coming to learn French with me?' she asked in Dutch. Marie. Cassell's Magazine, vol. 53, no. 1. September 1911
Aspearsonsmagazine626 As. The Ghost Kings [The Lady of the Heavens]. Pearson's Magazine, vol. 24-37, no. 144. December 1907
Aspearsonsmagazine147 As. The Ghost Kings [The Lady of the Heavens]. Pearson's Magazine, vol. 25-9, no. 146. February 1908
Ashethequiver As he spoke, the revolver flew out of Bastin's hand. When the World Shook. The Quiver, vol. 54, no. 5. March 1919