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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   Vol.19 The Cestus of Aglara -Queen of the Air -Lectures on Art      1905  Art, Collections & Selections, Lecture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP391
   Vol.20. Aratra Pentelici Lectures on Art        Art, Collections & Selections, Lecture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP392
   Vol.21 The Ruskin Art Collection at Oxford Catalogues etc.      1906  Art, Collections & Selections John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP393
   Vol.22 Lectures on Landscape-Michelangelo &Tintoret-The Eagle's Nest -Ariadne Florentina        Art, Art Criticism, Collections & Selections, Lecture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP394
   Vol.23 Val D'Arno - Schools of Florence -Mornings in Florence -The Shepherd's Tower        Art, Art Criticism, Collections & Selections, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP395
   Vol.24 Giotto in Padua -Monuments in Verona-Guide to Academy in Venice-St.Mark's Restoration        Architecture, Art, Art Criticism, Collections & Selections, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP396
   Vol.27 Fors Clavigera Vol.1 Letters 1 - 36 1871-1873      1907  Collections & Selections, Letters, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP397
   Vol.28 Fors Clavigera Vol.2 Letters 37 -72 1874 - 1876        Collections & Selections, Letters, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP398
   Vol.29 Fors Clavigera Vol.3 Letters 73 - 96 1877 - 1884        Collections & Selections, Letters, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP399
   Vol.30 Guild and Museum of St.George Catalogues Reports etc.        Collections & Selections John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP400