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



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
Butohthequiver373 'But, oh! Humphrey, do not ask too much of the god of my people, Fate'. When the World Shook. The Quiver, vol. 54, no. 5. March 1919

Childofstormcassell1933dustjacket Child of Storm. Child of Storm. 1st Edition Thus. 1933
Dingaanleapt272 Dingaan leapt up in his rage and terror.. The Ghost Kings [The Lady of the Heavens]. 1st UK edition. 1908
Dingaanleaptpearsonsmagazine267 Dingaan leapt up in his rage and terror, and seizing the bowl, hurled it from him. The Ghost Kings [The Lady of the Heavens]. Pearson's Magazine, vol. 25-16, no. 147. March 1908
Dogshepearsonsmagazine453 'Dog!' she cried, “...darest thou speak thus of the Inkosazana?' ... and snatching the spear from Rachel’s hand, she charged at him, holding it aloft. The Ghost Kings [The Lady of the Heavens]. Pearson's Magazine, vol. 25-26, no. 148. April 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
Finishedlongmansny1917dustjacket Finished. Finished. 1st US Edition. 1917
Finished london  longmans no datedustjacket Finished. Finished. 1st Edition Thus. c 1917