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



Inanotherladysrealm440 In another moment that steel would have pierced his heart. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 21. February 1907
Inearnestladysrealm703 In earnest conversation with a fat, ill-favoured man. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 21. April 1907
Infrontladysrealm5 In front tripped Margaret. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 21. November 1906
Intheladysrealm451 In the midst of them he vanished away. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 22. August 1907

Isthatladysrealm438 'Is that the ship Margaret?'. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 21. February 1907
Ladyhenylongmans146 'Lady,' he said, 'this is no deed of mine'. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. 1st US edition. 1907
Ladyhe147 'Lady,' he said 'this is no deed of mine.'. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. 1st UK edition. 1907
Ladyheladysrealm573 'Lady,' he said 'this is no deed of mine'. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 21. March 1907

Ledbyladysrealm25 Led by an old Jew dressed in a Moslem robe and turban. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 22. May 1907
Likealadysrealm697 Like a bull with shut eyes she held dead upon her course. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 22. October 1907
Fairmargaretladysrealm685 'Many people found them hot enough,' grunted Smith. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 22. October 1907
Margaretandladysrealm161 Margaret and Peter in the garden. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 21. December 1906