J. R. Skelton

Joseph Ratcliffe Skelton (active between 1888 and 1927), also known as J. R. Skelton, was a painter and illustrator. He was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. Skelton exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, and he was elected a member of the Royal West of England Academy. Skelton lived in London.

Further Reading


Johnson, Jane and A. Greutzner. British Artists 1880-1940. Vol. 5. Woodbridge: Antique Collectors' Club, 1994. 463. Print.


Waters, Grant M.. “Skelton, Joseph Ratcliffe, R.W.A. (fl. 1920s).” Dictionary of British Artists Working 1900- 1950. Eastbourne: Eastbourne Fine Art, 1975. 303. Print.

Illustrations by J. R. Skelton



Acruellookingnylongmans172 A cruel-looking knife and a naked arm projected through the panelling. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. 1st US edition. 1907
Acruel182 A cruel-looking knife and a naked arm projected through the panelling.. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. 1st UK edition. 1907
Adovefrontispiece A dove, compadres!— A dove!. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. 1st UK edition. 1907
Adovenylongmans9 'A dove, compadres!— A dove!' He shouted. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. 1st US edition. 1907

Fairmargaretfrontispiecehutchinson2 'A dove, comrades— a dove!'. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. Alternate Edition. 1907
Castelldeclaresnylongmans61 Castell declares himself a jew. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. 1st US edition. 1907
Castelldeclares64 Castell declares himself a jew.. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. 1st UK edition. 1907
Fairmargarethutchinsonlondon1923cover Fair Margaret. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. Reprint. 1923

Hereturnednylongmans26 He returned presently with a letter. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. 1st US edition. 1907
Icutnylongmans267 'I cut him down, and by misfortune killed him'. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. 1st US edition. 1907
Icut283 'I cut him down, and by misfortune killed him'. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. 1st UK edition. 1907
Inanothernylongmans121 In another moment that steel would have pierced his heart. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. 1st US edition. 1907