A Book of Images by WT Horton

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Diana.

A Book of Images is an odd volume, a small collection of full-page drawings published by the Unicorn Press in 1898. William Thomas Horton (1864–1919) wasn’t in the first rank of black-and-white artists (although he did do better than this later on) but he was fortunate to have his book introduced by WB Yeats who generously lists the artist among some of the great talents of the 1890s. The series evolves from mundane views to mystical vision, and it’s this latter quality which Horton would explore in subsequent works.

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By the canal.

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La Rue des Petit-Toits.

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