The John Ruskin Library, Bewdley

The Ruskin collection of books and related documents is housed in the Bewdley Museum, allowing public access, and ensuring the safety of these historic items. To borrow a book, please apply to the Bewdley Museum who will be able to arrange the loan.

Anthony Page

1928 - 2011

This collection of Ruskin's work was originally put together by Anthony Page over a period of years, and he very generously left it in the care of the Guild.

Anthony studied architecture at the Northern Polytechnic in Highgate. As an architect he worked at Sir Basil Spence, Bonnington & Collins where he was involved, among other works, with designing the British Embassy in Rome, and the new Town Hall for the London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

On leaving Bonningtons in the mid 1980s he worked for Bickerdike Allen & Partners for 7 – 8 years, giving expert architectural advice on problematic issues relating to a variety of buildings, including the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Anthony’s interest in John Ruskin came from his lifelong love of Italy, his interest in art and design and his background in architecture. He loved to visit places associated with Ruskin and read Ruskin’s books widely, as well as amassing a large collection of his work including many first editions.

When he retired he wished to extend his interest in Ruskin into the practical field. He became a Companion of the Guild in 1994 and was elected a Director. Through his architectural interests he became the Director responsible for their properties at Westmill in Hertfordshire. He retired from this role around the age of eighty.

He also joined the Ruskin Society of which he became an active member. He helped with the arrangements for lecturers, and became a Vice-President of the Society.


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 The Storm Cloud of the Nineteenth Century    John Ruskin  George Allen  1884   John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP101
 Ariadne Florentina  6 Lectures on Wood and Metal engraving  John Ruskin  George Allen  1890  Art, Arts & Crafts, Lecture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP102
 The Queen of the Air  Study of Greek Myths of cloud and storm  John Ruskin  George Allen  1906   John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP103
 The Political Economy of Art    John Ruskin  Smith Elder & Co.  1867  Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP104
 Precious Thoughts  Selection of J.Ruskin's works by Mrs.L.C.Tuthill  John Ruskin  John Wiley & Son New York  1879  Collections & Selections, First Edition, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP105
 Readings in Fors Clavigera  1871-84 Preface by Caroline A Wurtsburg  John Ruskin  George Allen  1902  Collections & Selections, Letters, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP106
 Ruskin on Music    John Ruskin  George Allen  1894  First Edition, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP107
 The Bible References in the works of John Ruskin      George Allen  1906  Religion John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP108
 Frondes Agrestes  Readings in Modern Painters  John Ruskin  George Allen  1896  Art, Collections & Selections, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP109
 Lectures on Art    John Ruskin  George Allen  1900  Art, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP110