"Cuchulainn Slays the Hound of Culain", illustration from The Boy's Cuchulain
by Eleanor Hull
Stephen Reid (1873-1948) was a Scottish illustrator and painter who specialised in Georgian settings and costume pieces. Born in Aberdeen, he was educated Gray's School of Art and the Royal Scottish Academy. He was elected to the Royal Society of British Artists at the age of 33. His early work was influenced by Edwin Austin Abbey. Books he illustrated include Alfred Noyes' The Magic Casement (1908); Eric Wood's Famous Voyages of the Great Discoverers (1910) and Eleanor Hull's The Boys' Cuchulain (1910). He also contributed to magazines, including The Strand Magazine and The Connoisseur.