Tony Johannot

Tony Johannot ( born November 9, 1803 in Offenbach am Main; † August 4, 1852 in Paris) was a French etcher, woodcut artist, lithographer, painter and illustrator.


Tony Johannot, engraver and painter, was the brother of Charles and Alfred Johannot. He helped his brother Alfred, first in the production of copper and vignettes to Walter Scott, James Fenimore Cooper and Lord Byron and provided illustrations to Don Quixote as well as Molière and Rousseau's Julie, or the New Heloise and Goethe's Werther.

In 1831 he came on as a painter also with romantic genre scenes in the manner of his brother Alfred. For the Duke of Orléans in 1834, he painted a large picture, the death of Constable Duguesclin.

On behalf of the king, he painted for the historic museum in Versailles great representations of the battles at Rosbecque and at Fontenay, the storming of the bottleneck Méandre and the visit of Queen Victoria in Eu.

He has a greater reputation but as a draftsman and engraver, by delivering countless etchings, engravings and woodcuts for deluxe editions. He was especially important as a book illustrator of romance.