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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 Stones of Venice Vols. 1 – 3    John Ruskin  George Allen London  1905  Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP451
 Stones of Venice Vols. 1 – 3  Preface  John Ruskin  Dana Estes & Co. Boston USA  1851  Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP452
 The Pleasures Of England    John Ruskin  George Allen London  1884  Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP453
 The Harbours of England    John Ruskin  George Allen London  1895  Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP454
 Hortus Inclusus    John Ruskin  George Allen London  1902  Letters John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP455
 Ariadne Florentina    John Ruskin  George Allen London  1891  Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP456
 The Elements of Drawing    John Ruskin  John Wiley New York USA  1877  Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP457
 Coeli Enerrant    John Ruskin  George Allen London  1885  Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP458
 Sesame and Lilies    John Ruskin  Yale University Press USA  2002  Literature John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP459
 Praeterita    John Ruskin  Ryburn Publishing Keele UK  1994  Bibliography John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP460