Stanley Llewellyn Wood  was a Victorian English illustrator, noted for his prolific output of scenes featuring horses in action and widely used in boys' adventure stories.

Wood worked for the publishing firm of Chatto & Windus in London as an in-house illustrator. His work was exhibited at most of the principal galleries, seven of his mostly military theme works were hung at the Royal AcademyThe Illustrated London News sent Wood to South Dakota in 1888 where he was inspired by the American Old West way of life and for many years produced work with Cowboy and Indian flavour. Harper's published a number of his illustrations. The bookdealer and founding member of the Potomac Corral, Jefferson Chenoweth Dykes better known as Jeff Dykes (-1989), wrote in Fifty Great Western Illustrators - "No better horse artist ever lived than Stanley L. Wood - there was more action in a Stanley Wood illustration than in the story itself".

His illustrations often appeared in early issues of Pearson's Magazine and covered a wide range of genres; notably, he illustrated George Griffith's Stories of Other Worlds (1900-1901), early science fiction.

His many Africana illustrations included those for the books of Bertram Mitford (1855–1914) - The Gun Runner (1893), The Luck of Gerald Ridgeley (1894), The Curse of Clement Wayneflete (1894), Renshaw Fanning's Quest (1894), The King's Assegai (1894), A Veldt Official (1895) and The Expiation of Wynne Palisser (1896).

In 1900, he did 100 illustrations for an American edition of Burton's The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night.

His illustrations of the Anglo-Boer War appeared in Black & White and Black & White Budget. He worked for War Illustrated during World War I.

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S George circa 1880
10th Royal Hussars
Watercolour
12x8 inches
£420
George Cruickshank
10th Hussars
Hand Coloured Engraving
10x14 inches
£260
E Hull
Trumpeter 10th Hussars
Aquatint
9x5inches
£160
Reginald Wymer
Grenadier Regiment of Foot Guards Officer 1792 Watercolour Signed 14x10"
£480
Reginald Wymer
Private Light Company 1794 Grenadier Guards
Watercolour signed
14x10"
£440
Reginald Wymer
Sergeant Grenadier Company 1st Guards Watercolour Signed
12x10"
£440
Gilbert Holiday
Bringing up the guns
Ltd Edition Print
10x23"
£140
Orlando Norie
Royal Horse Artillery
Watercolour Signed
10x8"
£875
Orlando Norie
R.Artillery
Watercolour signed
4x6"
£280
Orlando Norie
R.H. Artillery
Watercolour signed
4x6"
£280
Snaffles
Vimy
Signed artists proof
12x10"
£580
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