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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 Notes on Drawings by J.M.W.Turner  Part 2 Own handwork Illustrative of Turner F.A.Soc.  John Ruskin  Chiswick Press  1878  Art, Art Criticism, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP151
 Notes on Turner Gallery  1856/57  John Ruskin  Smith Elder & Co.  1857  Art, Art Criticism, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP152
 Catalogue of Sketches and Drawings by Turner  Marlborough House Exhibition 1857/8    Spottiswoode & Co.  1858  Art, Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP153
 The Relation between Michelangelo and Tintoret  Lectures on Sculpture Oxford 1870/71  John Ruskin  George Allen  1879  Art, Art Criticism, Lecture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP154
 Modern Painters  Abridged and Edited by A.J.Finberg  John Ruskin  G.Bell & Sons  1928  Art, Art Criticism, First Edition, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP155
 Modern Painters  Edition in small form Vol.1  John Ruskin  George Allen  1898  Art, Art Criticism, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP156
 Modern Painters  Vol. 2      1898  Art, Art Criticism, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP157
 Modern Painters  Vol. 3      1897  Art, Art Criticism, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP158
 Modern Painters  vol. 4        Art, Art Criticism, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP159
 Modern Painters  Vol. 5        Art, Art Criticism, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP160