Lancelot Speed, British, 1860 to 1931, mixed media, ink and gouache and wash, painting depicting a mythological Greek scene with soldiers. Framed. Lancelot Speed was a coastal painter and a British illustrator of books in the Victorian era, usually of a fantastical or romantic nature. He is probably most well known for his illustrations for Andrew Lang's fairy story books. Speed had no formal art training, but became an illustrator working primarily in black and white. Process engraving particularly suited his fine lines, and he was one of the earlier illustrators to benefit from the new technology. One of a kind artwork.