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's Romantic Tours  1837 - 1838  Keith Hanley & S.Wildman  Lancaster University    Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP411
 Ruskin and Bewdley    Peter Wardle and Cedric Quayle  Guild of St.George    Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP412
 Art and Society  Ruskin in Sheffield 1876 Lecture  Robert Hewison  Guild of St.George  1979  Exhibition, Lecture John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP413
 Ruskin and Sienna  1991 Ruskin Lecture  Anthony Harris  Guild of St.George  1991  Art, Exhibition, Lecture John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP414
 Why Have Our Little Girls Large Shoes  1985 Ruskin Lecture  Anthony Harris  Guild of St.George  1985  Exhibition, Lecture John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP415
 Ruskin -Lady Mount Temple and Spiritualists  1982 Ruskin Lecture  Van Akin Burd  Guild of St.George  1982  Exhibition, Lecture John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP416
 Be Like Daisies  J.Ruskin and the Cultivation of Beauty at Whitelands College  Malcolm Cole  Guild of St.George  1992  Exhibition, Lecture John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP417
 Ruskin's Museums and Galleries  National Gallery London  Malcolm Wheeler  Pilkington Press  1994  Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP418
 John Ruskin's Camberwell    James S Dearden  Guild of St.George  1990  Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP419
 Drawings by John Ruskin  Exhibitions at Alderburgh,Colchesterand London    Arts Council  1960  Art, Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP420