One of my all-time favorite illustrators: Mathurin Meheut.
His pencil studies of animals are one of my greatest inspirations as an illustrator.
And he was rather dapper, to boot! Just look at that well-groomed moustache, and whatever you call that fancy contrivance around his neck!
I did not know of this book, a series of illustrations from his travels through Japan, but saw it on utchi no mawari today and am currently coveting it.