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 Pre-Raphaelite Illustrators    George E Suriano  Oak Knoll Press  2000  Art, Pre Raphaelite John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP291
 Studies in Both Arts  Ten Subjects drawn and described  John Ruskin  George Allen  1895  Art, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP292
 Lectures On Landscape  Delivered at Oxford 1871  John Ruskin  George Allen  1897  Art, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP293
 Ruskin Rossetti and Pre-Raphaelitism  Papers 1854/1862  Ed.W.M.Rossetti  George Allen  1899  Art, Pre Raphaelite John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP294
 John Everett Millais    Paul Goodman  Lund Humphries  2004  Art, Pre Raphaelite John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP295
 Ruskin and Turner    Dinah Birch  Cassell  1990  Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP296
 Venice The Artist's Vision    Julian Halsby  Unicorn Press  1990  Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP297
 Master Drawings by John Ruskin    Paul Waalton  Pilkington Press  2000  Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP298
 John Ruskin and the Victorian Eye    Harriet Welchel  H.N Abrahams New York  1993  Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP299
 Ruskin and the Landscape Feeling    Francis G. Townsend  University of Illinois Press  1951  Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP300