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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 Sotheby's Sale Catalogue  Works by Artists in Circle of John Ruskin      1990  Art, Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP171
 Ruskin and Tuscany  Italian Academy in London and Ruskin Gallery Sheffield      1993  Art, Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP172
 Ruskin Turner & Pre-Raphaelites  Tate Gallery  R.Hewison R.Worrell S.Wildman  Tate Gallery Publishing  2000  Art, Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP173
 John Ruskin & Geographical Imagination  Ashmolean Museum Oxford Art & Archeology      2001  Art, Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP174
 john Ruskin and his Circle  Maas Gallery London      1991  Art, Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP175
 The Victorian  John Ruskin      1999  Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP176
 Westmill - Then and Now    Al Cole    2002  Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP177
 Ruskin & Turner  Dessins et Voyages au Picardie Romantique Lancaster      2003  Art, Exhibition, Language: French John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP178
 Ruskin and the English Watercolour  Turner to Pre-Raphaelites Whitworth Gallery Manchester      1989  Art, Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP179
 John Ruskin The Collector  London Bibliographical Society  James Dearden    1966  Bibliography, Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP180