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



Foracassell301 For a long while he stared at me... Then he said, 'Allemachte! you remind me of someone, young man!'. Marie. Cassell's Magazine, vol. 53, no. 3. November 1911
Fora288 For a long while they stood thus in silence.. Red Eve. 1st UK Edition. 1911
Getyouthequiver445 'Get you gone, and quickly, before my mood changes,' he said. When the World Shook. The Quiver, vol. 54, no. 6. April 1919
Greatpowershe326 'Great Powers!' he cried, 'it is my brother George!'. King Solomon's Mines. Reissue. 1915

Greatpowerst1912cassell327 'Great Powers!' he cried, 'it is my brother George!'". King Solomon's Mines. Reprint. 1912
Greydick210 Grey Dick ran, and the giant Swiss lumbered along after him.. Red Eve. 1st UK Edition. 1911
Hepearsonsmagazine152 He. The Ghost Kings [The Lady of the Heavens]. Pearson's Magazine, vol. 25-9, no. 146. February 1908
Hekissed180 He kissed her on the lips. The Ghost Kings [The Lady of the Heavens]. 1st UK edition. 1908

Hepassedpearsonsmagazine47 He passed his arms about her, drew her to him unresisting, and kissed her on the lips. The Ghost Kings [The Lady of the Heavens]. Pearson's Magazine, vol. 25-1, no. 145. January 1908
Hestartedthequiver221 He started and stepped back, and for a moment seemed a little frightened. When the World Shook. The Quiver, vol. 54, no. 3. January 1919
Iaimedcassell129 I aimed at the first fellow, holding about eight yards ahead of him to allow for his pace. Marie. Cassell's Magazine, vol. 53, no. 2. October 1911
Idrewcassellfrontispiece 'I drew the Wanderer's sword and sprang at Odin'. The Wanderer's Necklace. 1st Edition. 1914