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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 Reflections of Friendship    John Ruskin  George Allen and Unwin London  1979  Letters John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP461
 Letters to a College Friend    John Ruskin  George Allen London  1894  Letters John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP462
 Letters to Furnival    John Ruskin  Privately Printed London  1897  Letters John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP463
 Political Economy of Art    John Ruskin  Macmillan & Co.  1912  Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP464
 Modern Painters  Edited and Abridged by John Barrie  John Ruskin  Andre Deutsch London  1987  Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP465
 The King of the Golden River    John Ruskin  George Allen London  1901  Literature John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP466
 Ruskin's Venice    Robert Hewison  Pilkington Press London  2000  Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP467
 The Victorian Morality of Art    Henry Ladd  Ray Long & Richard Smith Inc. New York  1932  Art John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP468
 Ulric the Farm Servant  Revised and edited by John Ruskin  Jeremias Gothelf  George Allen London  1888  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP469
 Christ's Folk in the Apennines    Frances Alexander  George Allen London  1901  Ruskinania John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP470