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



Idrewlongmansfrontispiece 'I drew the Wanderer's sword and sprang at Odin'. The Wanderer's Necklace. Reprinted Edition. 1922
Ifyou362 'If you are a ghost, why have you a shadow?'. The Ghost Kings [The Lady of the Heavens]. 1st UK edition. 1908
Igallopedcassell141 I galloped home down the rock-strewn slope, wishing that the horse would stumble and break my neck. Marie. Cassell's Magazine, vol. 53, no. 2. October 1911
Ihesitatedthequiver123 I hesitated till I saw Marama lifting the heavy wooden spear. When the World Shook. The Quiver, vol. 54, no. 2. December 1918

Ilifted21 I lifted the pistol, and the bullet that had been meant for Marie’s brain scattered that of the first of them. Marie. Cassell's Magazine, vol. 53, no. 1. September 1911
Ilookedthequiver I looked over the edge of this pit and shrank back terrified. When the World Shook. The Quiver, vol. 54, no. 6. April 1919
Ilookedlongmansmarie124 I looked up. There, advancing... very slowly... I saw Marie Marais!. Marie. 1st US Edition. 1912
Ilooked124 I looked up. There advancing... very slowly... I saw Marie Marais!. Marie. 1st UK edition. 1912

Inherpearsonsmagazine627 In her hand Rachel held a little rod of white rhinoceros horn, which she used as a riding whip, and with this rod she pointed at the woman. The Ghost Kings [The Lady of the Heavens]. Pearson's Magazine, vol. 24-37, no. 144. December 1907
Intothismckinlayfrontispiece 'Into this stone I am about to draw your spirit, O Macumazana'. Child of Storm. Reprinted Edition. 1913
Intothis34 'Into this stone I am about to draw your spirit, O Macumazana'. Child of Storm. 1st UK edition. 1913
Intothischildny33 Into this stone I am about to draw your spirit, O Macumazana. Child of Storm. 1st US Edition. 1913