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



Henriquesgrovelledladysrealm569 Henriques grovelled on the ground before her, kissing the hem of her robe. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 22. September 1907
Herespokeladysrealm445 Here spoke a fishing boat. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 21. February 1907
Hereturnednylongmans26 He returned presently with a letter. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. 1st US edition. 1907
Hereturnedladysrealm11 He returned presently with a letter. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 21. November 1906

Heturnedladysrealm347 He turned and saw her standing there. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 21. January 1907
Howsplendidladysrealm170 How splendid and handsome he was. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 21. December 1906
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

Icutladysrealm335 'I cut him down, and by misfortune killed him'. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 22. July 1907
Ifyouladysrealm27 'If you shut your eyes you can imagine that I am she'. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 22. May 1907
Inanothernylongmans121 In another moment that steel would have pierced his heart. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. 1st US edition. 1907
Inanother77 In another moment that steel would have pierced his heart. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. 1st UK edition. 1907