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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 Ruskin in Japan  1890 -1940    Exhibition Committee  1997  Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP181
 Ruskin and Oxford  The Art of Education  Robert Hewison  Oxford University Press New York  1996  Education, Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP182
 John Ruskin and Victorian Art  Japanese Exhibition      1993  Art, Exhibition, Language: Japanese John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP183
 Notes by John Ruskin on his Watercolours  By J.M.W.Turner Fine Art Society 1878 & 1900        Art, Exhibition, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP184
 Public and Private  Guild of St.George Collection  Jacqueline Yallop      Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP185
 Ruskin and the Lake District  Opening of Ruskin Library at Lancaster University 1998        Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP186
 The Guild of St.George          Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP187
 Thomas Mathews Rooke 1842-1942  Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery April 1993      1993  Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP188
 John Ruskin and the Alps  Exhibition at Fine Art Society London        Art, Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP189
 St.George - Ruskin and the Dragon  Ruskin Gallery Collection of Guild of St.George    Sheffield Arts Department  1992  Art, Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP190