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
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
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
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
Atlengthfrontispiece At length, having examined me inch by inch, she saluted by raising her rounded arm and tapering hand.. Finished. 1st UK Edition. 1917
Beforeicassell713 Before I could utter a word a cloth was thrown over my mouth and tied tight behind my head. Marie. Cassell's Magazine, vol. 53, no. 6. February 1912

Buti27 'But,' I added slowly, 'if you like, when I am a bit stronger I’ll shoot you a match for her'. Marie. Cassell's Magazine, vol. 53, no. 1. September 1911
Dingaanleapt272 Dingaan leapt up in his rage and terror.. The Ghost Kings. 1st UK edition. 1908
Downthelongmans198 Down the slope they went before our rush. The Wanderer's Necklace. Reprinted Edition. 1922
Downthecassell192 Down the slope they went before our rush. The Wanderer's Necklace. 1st Edition. 1914