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
Acruelladysrealm701 A cruel-looking knife and a naked arm projected through the panelling. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 21. April 1907
Acruel182 A cruel-looking knife and a naked arm projected through the panelling. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. 1st UK edition. 1907
Adoorladysrealm327 A door opened, and through it came Morella. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 22. July 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
Adoveladysrealm7 'A dove, compadres!— A dove!' He shouted. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 21. November 1906
Fairmargaretfrontispiecehutchinson2 'A dove, comrades— a dove!'. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. Alternate Edition. 1907

Backbentladysrealm687 Back bent Peter beneath the blow. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 22. October 1907
Bowedherladysrealm573 Bowed her greeting to the bridegroom. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 22. September 1907
Butlookfairmargaret697 'But look, now you must play the part'. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 21. April 1907
Castelldeclaresnylongmans61 Castell declares himself a jew. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. 1st US edition. 1907