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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 Sesame and Lilies  3 Lectures King's Treasuries Queen's Gardens Mystery of Life  John Ruskin  George Allen  1879  Lecture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP061
 Deucalion  Studies on lapse of waves and life of stones  John Ruskin  George Allen  1879  Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP062
 Aratra Pentelici  6 lectures on the elements of sculpture  John Ruskin  George Allen  1879  Lecture, Sculpture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP063
 Val d'Arno  6 Lectures on Tuscan Art  John Ruskin  George Allen  1874  Art, Lecture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP064
 Queen of the Air  Study of Greek Myths of cloud and storm  John Ruskin  George Allen  1874  Art, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP065
 Ariadne Florentina  6 Lectures on Wood and Metal engraving  John Ruskin  George Allen  1876  Art, Lecture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP066
 The Eagle's Nest  6 Lectures on Relation of Natural Science to Art  John Ruskin  George Allen  1880  Art, Lecture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP067
 Munera Pulveris  6 Essays on Elements of Political Economy  John Ruskin  George Allen  1872  Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP068
 A Joy Forever  2 Lectures on Political Economy of Art  John Ruskin  George Allen  1901  Art, Lecture, Political Economy, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP069
 Love's Meinie  Lectures on Greek and English Birds Vol. 1  John Ruskin  George Allen  1897  Lecture, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP070