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



Ithankthequiver435 'I thank thee, God of my people from the beginning,' he cried. When the World Shook. The Quiver, vol. 54, no. 6. April 1919
Itookcassell144 I took her in my arms and kissed her. The Wanderer's Necklace. 1st Edition. 1914
Itooklongmans150 I took her in my arms and kissed her. The Wanderer's Necklace. Reprinted Edition. 1922
Itooklongmans60 I took the bowl and held it under my nose.. The Ivory Child. New Impression. 1920

Itwascassell523 It was the king vulture falling from the heavens— dead!. Marie. Cassell's Magazine, vol. 53, no. 4. December 1911
Itwas218 It was the king vulture falling from the heavens— dead!. Marie. 1st UK edition. 1912
Itwaslongmans218 It was the king vulture falling from the heavens— dead!. Marie. 1st US Edition. 1912
Whentheworldshookcoverthequiver362 I woke up to see him seated by my bed. When the World Shook. The Quiver, vol. 54, no. 5. March 1919

Jeekiebegan122 Jeekie... began to execute a kind of war dance. The Yellow God. 1st UK Edition. 1909
Ladyhe102 'Lady' he said, 'you will wonder to see me here after my letter to you.'. Red Eve. 1st UK Edition. 1911
Ladyhedoubledayfrontispiece 'Lady' he said, 'you will wonder to see me here after my letter to you.'. Red Eve. 1st US Edition. 1912
Lookherefrontispiece 'Look, here is he who said that he ought to be king'. The Yellow God. 1st UK Edition. 1909