Joseph Finnemore (1860-1939) was born in Birmingham in 1860 and educated at the Birmingham School of Art and in Antwerp under Michel Marie Charles Verlat. Following a tour of Europe and the Near East in the early 1880, he settled in London in 1884. He was a prolific book and magazine illustrator, who worked particularly for the Religious Tract Society.
He was also a painter in oils whose works include The Proclamation of King Edward VII at St. James' Palace January 24 1901 and On the Lookout, A Stormy Night.
He was a member of the Society of Illustrators, the Royal Society of British Artists (from 1893) and Royal Institute (from 1898).
Books illustrated by Joseph Finnemore
- Ainsworth, W. Harrison (c. 1930). Old St. Paul's. London: Collins Clear-Type Press.
- Allen, Charles Grant Blairfindie (1888). The White Man's Foot. London: Hatchards.
- Bee, Dora. The Battle By The Lake. Religious Tract Society.
- Beer, Alfred (1904). The Heir of Bragwell Hall. London: Religious Tract Society.
- Bone, Florence (1919). Doctor Ogilvie's Guest. Religious Tract Society.
- Cule, W. E. (1926). Sir Knight of the Splendid Way. Religious Tract Society.
- Defoe, Daniel. Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York Mariner as Related By Himself. DeWolfe, Fiske & Co. (Also includes illustrations by G.H. Thompson and Archibald Webb.)
- Ellis, Edward S.. The Boy Hunters of Kentucky. Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Co.
- Everett-Green, Evelyn (1911). Knights of the Road. London: Thomas Nelson and Sons.
- Finnemore, John (1915). The Animals' Circus: A Book for Children. London: Gale & Polden.
- Gilbert, Henry Franklin Belknap (1916). The Book of Pirates. London: George G. Harrap.
- Gilbert, Henry Franklin Belknap (1902). The Captain of his Soul. London: George Allen.
- Giberne, Agnes (1896). The Girl at the Dower House and Afterward. London and Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, Limited.
- Glass, James (1922). Chats over a Pipe: A Tale of Two Brothers (James and William Glass). London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co.
- Hodgetts, James Frederick (1902). Kormak the Viking. London: Religious Tract Society.
- Kelly, Minnie Harding (1920). The Golden City. London: Religious Tract Society.
- Kingsley, Charles (1925). Westward Ho!. London: Religious Tract Society.
- Munroe, Kirk (1922). At War with Pontiac or the Totem of the Bear: a Tale of Redcoat and Redskin. New York, NY: Charles Scribners.
- Kelly, M. Harding. The Golden City. Pembina, U.S.A.
- Robinson, Maude (1925). Wedded In Prison. Philadelphia: Swarthmore Press.
- Stables, William Gordon (1900). Kidnapped by Cannibals. London; Glasgow & Dublin.
- Stevens, William. The Slave in History: His Sorrows and his Emancipation. London: Religious Tract Society.
- Vredenburg, Edric, ed. (18--?). Gems from Walter Scott's Poems. London: Raphael Tuck & Sons.
- Shakespeare, William (1897). Vredenburg, E., ed. The Merry Wives of Windsor. London: Tuck & Sons.
- Walshe, E. H. Kingston's Revenge: A Story of Bravery and Single-hearted Endeavour. London: Religious Tract Society.
- Wood, Mrs Henry (19--?). Roland Yorke. London: Collins' Clear-Type Press.
- Wyss, Johann David (1897). The Swiss Family Robinson, A New Version by E. A. Brayley Hodgetts. London.