Stephen Reid (artist)

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Stephen Reid
Notable Londoners, an illustrated who's who of professional and business men (1922) (14597566398).jpg
Died1948 (aged 74–75)
EducationGray's School of Art
Alma materRoyal Scottish Academy
Known forIllustrator and painter
"Cuchulainn Slays the Hound of Culain", illustration from The Boy's Cuchulain by Eleanor Hull (1910)

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.[1] His early work was influenced by Edwin Austin Abbey.[2]

Books he illustrated include :

  • Hull, Eleanor (1904), The Boys' Cúchullain
  • Noyes, Alfred (1908), Magic casement; an anthology of fairy poetry
  • Wood, Eric (1910), Famous Voyages of the Great Discoverers
  • Rolleston, T.W. (1910), The High Deeds of Finn
  • Rolleston, T.W. (1911), Myths & Legends of the Celtic Race

He also contributed to magazines, including The Strand Magazine and The Connoisseur.[1]


  1. ^ a b Stephen Reid at Books Illustrated
  2. ^ Simon Houfe (1996). The dictionary of 19th century British book illustrators and caricaturists. Antique Collectors' Club. p. 275. ISBN 978-1-85149-193-3. Retrieved 28 August 2012.

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