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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 Letters of Dr.John Brown  Some from Ruskin Ed. By his son    A & C Black  1907  Letters John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP341
 Millais and Ruskin in Letters    Mary Lutyens  John Murray  1967  Letters John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP342
 Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood    Jan Marsh  Quartet Books  1985  Art, Pre Raphaelite John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP343
 Women Artists and the Pre-Raphaelite Movement    Jan Marsh & P.G.Nunn  Virago Press  1989  Art, Pre Raphaelite John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP344
 Pre- Raphaelite Art in the V& A Museum    Suzanne F.Cooper  V& A Publications  2003  Art, Pre Raphaelite John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP345
 Burne-Jones    M.Harrison & B Waters  Barrie & Jenkins  1989  Art, Extra Large, Pre Raphaelite John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP346
 The Pre-Raphaelites    Christopher Wood  Weidenfield & Nicholoson  1981  Art, Extra Large, Pre Raphaelite John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP347
 Arthur Hughes His Life and Work  A Catalogue Raisonne  Leonard Roberts  Antique Collectors Club  1997  Art, Pre Raphaelite John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP348
 The Pre-Raphaelites  For the Exhibition March - May 1984    Tate Gallery  1984  Art, Extra Large, Pre Raphaelite John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP349
 Dante Gabriel Rossetti  For the Exhibition Walker Gallery & Van Goch Museum 03/04  J.Treuhez & E.Prettejohn & Becker  Thames & Hudson  2003  Art, Extra Large, Pre Raphaelite John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP350