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



Castelldeclares64 Castell declares himself a jew.. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. 1st UK edition. 1907
Castelldeclaresfairmargaret169 Castell declares himself a Jew. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 21. December 1906
Castellprayingladysrealm158 Castell praying in the secret chamber. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 21. December 1906
Cousindontladysrealm29 'Cousin, don't be a fool'. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 22. May 1907

Thereareladysrealm33 'Cousin, don't be a fool'. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 22. May 1907
Daguilarmeetsladysrealm163 D'Aguilar meets Betty in Holborn. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 21. December 1906
Didtheladysrealm330 'Did the señora say it was tight under the arm?'. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 22. July 1907
Enteredintoladysrealm209 Entered into conversation with the governor of the prison. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 22. June 1907

Fairmargarethutchinsonlondon1923cover Fair Margaret. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. Reprint. 1923
Fraywithladysrealm165 Fray with Spanish cut-throats. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 21. December 1906
Gavehimladysrealm449 Gave him the accolade. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 22. August 1907
Hearmeladysrealm324 'Hear me again,' she said. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 22. July 1907