Path to the Moon art nouveau mug - W. T. Horton
"The Path to the Moon" is a black and white drawing by W. T. Horton that appeared in "A book of images," 1898.
The work of W. T. Horton is often compared to that of Aubrey Beardsley. Coincidentally, they both attended the same grammar school in Brighton, and when the two met, Beardsley had encouraging words for Horton.
Beardsley's "Yellow Book" cover:
Horton’s drawings have been described as direct, clear, powerful, and original – they are quite minimalist. The artist believed his work was inspired by occult influences.
He seems to have been somewhat of a loner and was a friend of fellow mystic W. B. Yeats, who sponsored his initiation into Golden Dawn occult society in 1896.
We carry several designs by W.T. Horton. Have a closer look at this mystical castle perched on a summit:
• High Gloss + Premium Black Finish
• ORCA Coating
• Dishwasher and Microwave Safe
• 3.8″H x 3.8″W x 3.3″D
• 10.3″ Circumference