Arthur Layard

Little biographical information is known about watercolorist and illustrator Major Arthur Layard. He produced work between 1894 and 1911, illustrating books and contributing to periodicals including The Pall Mall Magazine and Fun. Layard worked in Hammersmith and in Pangbourne between 1902 and 1903. He exhibited at the Bruton Gallery and the New English Art Club. Layard is remembered principally for his figurative illustrations.

Further Reading:

Houfe, Simon. “Layard, Major Arthur fl. 1894-1911.” The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors’ Club, 1981. 366. Print.

Illustrations by Arthur Layard



Ahyellow103 'Ah! Yellow Devil,' the dwarf cried as he swung, 'look behind you.'. The People of the Mist. 1st US edition. 1894
Ahyellowuklongmans100 'Ah! Yellow Devil,' the dwarf cried as he swung, 'look behind you.'. The People of the Mist. 1st UK edition. 1894
Atlast216 At last the headman Peter... went mad with fear.. The People of the Mist. 1st US edition. 1894
Atlastuklongmans207 At last the headman Peter... went mad with fear. The People of the Mist. 1st UK edition. 1894

Benobleuklongmans289 'Be noble of be base'. The People of the Mist. 1st UK edition. 1894
Companyby168 Company by company it rushed past them.. The People of the Mist. 1st US edition. 1894
Companybyuklongmans161 Company by company it rushed past them. The People of the Mist. 1st UK edition. 1894
Croucheduponuklongmans35 Crouched upon a stone... sat a tall and withered woman. The People of the Mist. 1st UK edition. 1894

Holdingout258 Holding out his hand above her as though in blessing.. The People of the Mist. 1st US edition. 1894
Holdingoutuklongmans248 Holding out his hand above her as though in blessing. The People of the Mist. 1st UK edition. 1894
Ihave115 'I have to thank you for a great deal'. The People of the Mist. 1st US edition. 1894
Ihaveuklongmans111 'I have to thank you for a great deal'. The People of the Mist. 1st UK edition. 1894