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 Politics  Lecture 1919 Centenary Exhibition  Bernard Shaw  Ruskin Centenary Council  1921  Exhibition, Lecture John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP421
 Keeper of the Flame  J H Whitehouse Exhibition at Lancaster University    Lancaster University  2005  Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP422
 Insights into Ruskin's Northern French Gothic    Cynthia Gamble  Lancaster University  2002  Architecture, Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP423
 Our Power to Bequeath  Ruskin Lecture 2007  Jacqueline Yallop  Guild of St.George  2007  Exhibition, Lecture John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP424
 Ruskin and Cambridge  Art Education and achievement of J.M.W Turner Lecture  Sam Smiles  Guild of St.George  2006  Art, Exhibition, Lecture John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP425
 John Ruskin A Christian Catholic  Selection from works of J.Ruskin  Ed.J.A.Hilton  N.W.Catholic History Society  2000  Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP426
 A Cumberland Vicar's Daughter  Story of Eliza Lynn Llinton 1822 - 1898  Elizabeth Kissock      Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP427
 From the Book Collector  Frederick james Sharp 1880-1957  Van Akin Burd    2003  Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP428
 John Ruskin and the Alps  Exhibition arranged by J.S.Dearden    Fine Arts Socoety  1991  Art, Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP429
 The Vision  Ruskin' Mental breakdown 1878 Chap2 Praeterita continued  Bernard Richards  Oxford  2008  Exhibition John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP430