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



Margaretappearednylongmansfrontispiece Margaret appeared descending the broad oak stairs. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. 1st US edition. 1907
Margaretappearedladysrealm351 Margaret appeared descending the broad oak stairs. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 21. January 1907
Mynamenylongmans182 'My name is Inez. You wander still, Señor'. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. 1st US edition. 1907
Mynameladysrealm699 'My name is Inez. You wander still, señor'. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 21. April 1907

Myname183 'My name is Inez. You wander still, señor'. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. 1st UK edition. 1907
Oneofladysrealm207 One of them was trying to tear the veil from her face. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 22. June 1907
Pinnedtoladysrealm571 Pinned to it was the velvet cap he wore. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 21. March 1907
Shekissedladysrealm203 She kissed her again and again. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 22. June 1907

Sittingwithladysrealm705 Sitting with her chin resting on her hand. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 21. April 1907
Somethingwentladysrealm695 Something went wrong with the harness of the ass. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 22. October 1907
Sothereladysrealm577 So there he sat, wondering if Margaret was dead. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 21. March 1907
Stillmargaretladysrealm437 Still Margaret doubted and hesitated. Fair Margaret [Margaret]. The Lady's Realm, vol. 21. February 1907