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Tolkien Art Index

42 TAI reproductions in The Tolkien Diary 1992

This is a listing of all works in the Tolkien Art Index reproduced in The Tolkien Diary 1992, presented in the same order. Insofar as TAI at this time indexes only artwork that is not demonstrably un-related to Middle-earth (see Purpose & Scope), this may not represent a complete listing of Tolkien’s art in The Tolkien Diary 1992. Note that, as a side effect of presenting items in the order in which they’re reproduced in a book, items represented more than once within a book will be duplicated in this listing.

TAI #16Rivendell
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 27r
Rivendell
friezes perspectives
black ink pencil watercolor
architecture bridges · fords buildings clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills plants · flowers · grasses rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Rhudaur Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1938The Hobbit A·3·b58, facing
1972’73 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·5March
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6June
1973’74 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·7March
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10May
1977’78 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·13May
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[23]6
1987’88 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·27January
1987’88 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·26January
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd57monochrome
1991Hobbit Birthday Book E·ii·288August
1991’92 Diary E·ii·29front cover
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-06-01
1995Art. & Ill. 117108
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 first plate, bottom
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 89monochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 4823
2015Art of LR 5734
2015Tolkien Estate web site Landscapes gallery10th item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [303]item 138
2018Tolkien Treasures 90
2018Tolkien Treasures [91]detail showing Elrond’s house and the approach and bridge
TAI #63“Finwë” heraldic deviceSee also TAI #32

Inscribed in pencil to right of item, “Finwe´ of the High / Kings of the Noldor / Lozenged form”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 26r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia sun
Finwë
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Apriltop right of center[unsure of orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Mayverso (right)rotated 180º
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, near top leftrotated 90º counterclockwise
1991’92 Diary E·ii·29intro
TAI #7The Misty Mountains looking West from the Eyrie towards Goblin Gate
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 14r
perspectives
black ink
birds · eagles clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills trees · forests
Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·a117
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10Marchcolorized
1977’78 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·13front covercolorized
1977’78 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·13Marchcolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[26]8, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[27]8, rightcolorized
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·662924
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd121
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291991-12-30colorized
1992Life & Legend 4792
1995Art. & Ill. 119111
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 158
2011Art of Hobbit 6238
TAI #70‘Beren Gamlost’ heraldic device and plaquard

Inscribed to the right in pencil, “Beren Gamlost / historical / plaque”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 29r
heraldic devices
black ink colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia mountains · hills stars sun
Beren
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Aprillower rightdevice only; [unsure of orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Augustverso, rightdevice only
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, upper middledevice only
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-01-03device only
2018Maker of Middle-earth [238]item 82, top
TAI #114bird in flowering tree
tableaux
birds · eagles plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Novembercenter
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[95]42, center
1983The Silmarillion A·15·jfront cover
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-01-17
1992Life & Legend 77212
TAI #36“Lúthien Tinúviel” plaque with heraldic device

MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 8r shows that Hammond & Scull‘s orientation is correct, and that the diameter (unclear as to inner or pencil guide) is 54mm — though this was crossed out and not emended)

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 7r
heraldic devices patterns
black ink colored pencil pencil watercolor
emblems · insignia plants · flowers · grasses
Lúthien Tinúviel
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back coverbottom leftdevice only
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15front coverdevice only; [unsure of orientation]
1977The Silmarillion A·15dust jacket frontdevice only
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Julyverso, leftdevice only
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, upper rightdevice only
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-01-24device only
1992Life & Legend 74217, center leftmonochrome
1992Life & Legend 77217, centerenlarged detail of plaque showing device and inscription
1995Art. & Ill. 197194device only
2018Maker of Middle-earth [237]item 80device and title inscription only
2018Tolkien Treasures 80
2018Tolkien Treasures [81]enlarged
TAI #27“Halls of Manwe on the Mountains of the World above Faerie”

Penciled on verso, “Halls of Manwe on the / Mountains of the World / above Faerie”. Also referred to as “Taniquetil.”

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 13r
perspectives
black ink watercolor white body color
clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas ships · boats stars sun
Taniquetil (Oiolossë)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6January
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15March
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20front cover
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Decemberrecto
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20back cover
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[73]31
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-02-03reversed
1992Life & Legend front cover
1995Art. & Ill. front cover
1995Art. & Ill. 5652
2015Tolkien Estate web site Website Illustrations gallery4th item (“Halls of Manwë ~ Taniquetil”)
2018Maker of Middle-earth [221]item 72
2018Tolkien Treasures 66
2018Tolkien Treasures [67]detail showing swan boat and Elven city of Alqualondë (“Swanhaven”)
TAI #108weeping plant
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 49r
tableaux
plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Septembertop right
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[101]45, top right
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-02-21
TAI #12The Front GateSee also TAI #238
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 24r
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Celduin (River Running) Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·a209
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10Octobercolorized
1977’78 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·13Octobercolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[42]16, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[43]16, rightcolorized
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·663340
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd215
1991Hobbit Birthday Book E·ii·282Februarycolorized
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-02-24colorized
1995Art. & Ill. 137130
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 256
2011Art of Hobbit 10168
TAI #31Fingolfin heraldic device

Inscribed in pencil to right, “Fingolfin & / his house”. MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 4r, shows that all reproductions of this device before 2018 are rotated 90º counterclockwise to what was intended; also, that each side is (or should be) 51mm — though this figure was crossed out and not emended.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 3r
heraldic devices
blue ink colored pencil pencil red ink
emblems · insignia stars sun
Fingolfin
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back covertop leftrotated 90º counterclockwise
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Februarytop right[unsure of orientation]
1977The Silmarillion A·15·adust jacket (back)top leftrotated 90º counterclockwise
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Novemberverso, rightrotated 90º counterclockwise
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, top rightrotated 90º counterclockwise
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-03-06rotated 90º counterclockwise, then inverted
1992Life & Legend 67top leftrotated 90º counterclockwise; monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 195192, lowerrotated 90º counterclockwise
2018Maker of Middle-earth 8139 (lower)
TAI #3Thror’s map

East is on top.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 34r
artifacts maps
blue ink red ink
arrows · compass roses Cirth dragons mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas spiders · insects
Celduin (River Running) The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Long Lake Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·bfront endsheet
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd28monochrome, with yellow-brown runes; moon-letters omitted
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd63monochrome, with runes on left in light yellow-brown
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-03-13spider & web only, rotated
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-03-27upper dragon only, flipped horizontally
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-09-25manicule and runes (from left) only
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 50moon-letters omitted
2011Art of Hobbit [3]lower dragon only; rust-colored ink
2011Art of Hobbit 5328
2018Maker of Middle-earth [292–93]96
2018Tolkien Treasures 92
TAI #3Thror’s map

East is on top.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 34r
artifacts maps
blue ink red ink
arrows · compass roses Cirth dragons mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas spiders · insects
Celduin (River Running) The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Long Lake Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·bfront endsheet
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd28monochrome, with yellow-brown runes; moon-letters omitted
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd63monochrome, with runes on left in light yellow-brown
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-03-13spider & web only, rotated
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-03-27upper dragon only, flipped horizontally
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-09-25manicule and runes (from left) only
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 50moon-letters omitted
2011Art of Hobbit [3]lower dragon only; rust-colored ink
2011Art of Hobbit 5328
2018Maker of Middle-earth [292–93]96
2018Tolkien Treasures 92
TAI #22Bilbo comes to the Huts of the Raft-elves
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 29r
barrel rider
perspectives
pencil watercolor white body color
architecture buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas sun trees · forests
Bilbo
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1966The Hobbit A·3·i192, facing
1972’73 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·5May
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6May
1973’74 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·7May
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10June
1977’78 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·13June
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[39]14
1987’88 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·27June
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·66cover
1987’88 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·26June
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd199monochrome
1991Hobbit Birthday Book E·ii·283March
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-03-30
1992Life & Legend 58103
1992Family Album 57in poster for Bodleian Library exhibit, “Drawings for ‘The Hobbit’ by J.R.R. Tolkien”
1995Art. & Ill. 131124
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 second plate, bottom
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 239monochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 9564
2011Art of Hobbit 141103, center rightdetail of Bilbo
2015Tolkien Estate web site Trees gallery3rd item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [front cover]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [309]item 141
2018Tolkien Treasures 94
2018Tolkien Treasures [95]enlarged detail of Bilbo and barrels
TAI #67heraldic device of the Silmarils

Inscribed in pencil to the right, “Ancient / Emblem / representing / one derivation of / the Silmarils / from the light of / the trees upon / Ezellohar”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 34r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Aprillower left[unsure of orientation]
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, bottom center
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-04-04
TAI #107pilinehtar
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 63r
tableaux
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Septembercenter
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[101]45, center
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-04-17
TAI #66Gilgalad heraldic device
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 30r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia stars
Gilgalad
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Aprilcenter right[unsure of orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Aprilverso, right
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, lower right
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-04-24rotated 180º
1995Art. & Ill. 193190, far right
TAI #11Lake Town
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 23r
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings clouds · mists · snow rivers · lakes · seas ships · boats trees · forests
Celduin (River Running) Esgaroth (Lake-town) Long Lake Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·a196
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10Augustcolorized
1977’78 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·13Augustcolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[40]15, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[41]15, rightcolorized
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·663238
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd202monochrome, with yellow-brown border
1991Hobbit Birthday Book E·ii·286Junecolorized
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-04-27colorized
1995Art. & Ill. 133127
1995Tolkien: Básně dust covercolorized detail of center right
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 244
2011Art of Hobbit 9866
TAI #109plant
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 49r
tableaux
plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Septemberbottom left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[101]45, bottom left
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-05-01
TAI #69“House of Haleth” heraldic device

Inscribed in pencil to the right, “House of Haleth” and two more words.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 27r
heraldic devices
emblems · insignia plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
Haleth
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Aprillower right of center[unsure of orientation]
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, bottom right
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-05-08
TAI #2The Hobbit, final binding
friezes tableaux
finished binding
Cirth dragons moon mountains · hills sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·acovers
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·ddfront coverdragon from front cover only
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd3monochrome
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-05-29dragon from back cover only
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-07-10part of frieze only
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-09-18dragon from front cover only
1993Descriptive Bibliography 5II
1995Art. & Ill. 148142monochrome
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 [i]dragon from front cover only
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 [xiii]dragon from front cover only
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 16, rightmonochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 13598
2018Maker of Middle-earth 320106Bodleian Arch. AA e. 143
TAI #16Rivendell
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 27r
Rivendell
friezes perspectives
black ink pencil watercolor
architecture bridges · fords buildings clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills plants · flowers · grasses rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Rhudaur Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1938The Hobbit A·3·b58, facing
1972’73 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·5March
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6June
1973’74 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·7March
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10May
1977’78 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·13May
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[23]6
1987’88 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·27January
1987’88 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·26January
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd57monochrome
1991Hobbit Birthday Book E·ii·288August
1991’92 Diary E·ii·29front cover
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-06-01
1995Art. & Ill. 117108
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 first plate, bottom
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 89monochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 4823
2015Art of LR 5734
2015Tolkien Estate web site Landscapes gallery10th item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [303]item 138
2018Tolkien Treasures 90
2018Tolkien Treasures [91]detail showing Elrond’s house and the approach and bridge
TAI #14WilderlandSee also TAI #463
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 35r
friezes maps
black ink blue ink
arrows · compass roses dragons mountains · hills roads · paths spiders · insects trees · forests
Anduin Bruinen (Loudwater) Carrock Celduin (River Running) The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Ered Mithrin (Grey Mountains) Esgaroth (Lake-town) The Forest River The Old Forest Road The Gladden Fields River Gladden Greylin River Langwell Long Lake Mirkwood Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Mitheithel (Hoarwell) Mount Gundabad Mountains of Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland) Rhudaur Rivendell (Imladris) The Withered Heath
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·bback endsheet
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·664452monochrome
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd336monochrome
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-06-26dragon only, in red, mirror image
1995Art. & Ill. 9487monochrome
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 399monochrome
2018Maker of Middle-earth [318–19]item 144
2018Tolkien Treasures 96
2018Tolkien Treasures [97]enlarged detail
TAI #15The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the-Water
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 26r
The Hill
perspectives
black ink watercolor white body color
architecture bridges · fords buildings clouds · mists · snow plants · flowers · grasses rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Bag End Bagshot Row The Hill The Shire The Water
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·bdust jacketpartially obscured; inscription banner omitted
1938The Hobbit A·3·b5, facing
1972’73 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·5February
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6February
1973’74 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·7February
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10April
1977’78 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·13April
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[13]1, right
1987’88 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·27December
1987’88 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·26December
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd3monochrome; as part of first American dust jacket
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd39monochrome
1991Hobbit Birthday Book E·ii·285May
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-06-29
1995Art. & Ill. 10698
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 first plate, top
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 18monochrome; as part of first American dust jacket
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 63monochrome
2011Art of Hobbit [6]as frontispiece of second printing of The Hobbit
2011Art of Hobbit 3311
2015Art of LR 182
2015Tolkien Estate web site Website Illustrations gallery2nd item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [79]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [297]item 136
2018Maker of Middle-earth [323]107partially obscured; lacking title inscription
2018Tolkien Treasures 86
2018Tolkien Treasures [87]enlarged detail showing Bag End and Bagshot Row.
TAI #2The Hobbit, final binding
friezes tableaux
finished binding
Cirth dragons moon mountains · hills sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·acovers
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·ddfront coverdragon from front cover only
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd3monochrome
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-05-29dragon from back cover only
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-07-10part of frieze only
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-09-18dragon from front cover only
1993Descriptive Bibliography 5II
1995Art. & Ill. 148142monochrome
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 [i]dragon from front cover only
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 [xiii]dragon from front cover only
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 16, rightmonochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 13598
2018Maker of Middle-earth 320106Bodleian Arch. AA e. 143
TAI #33Fëanor heraldic device

Inscribed to the right in pencil, “Fëanor”. MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 6r, confirms orientation; also, that each side is (or should be) 51mm — though this figure was crossed out and not emended.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 5r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia sun
Fëanor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back coverleft
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Februarytop left[unsure of orientation]
1977The Silmarillion A·15dust jacket (back)bottom right
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Octoberverso, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, near top right
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-07-17mirrored vertically
1992Life & Legend [66]middle leftmonochrome
TAI #21The Tree of Amalion
perspectives
black ink
plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1964Tree & Leaf A·7front cover
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[92]41, left
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-07-24
1993Descriptive Bibliography 185VIII
2015Tolkien Estate web site Trees gallery6th item (“Stylized Tree”)
TAI #18“Conversation with Smaug”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 30r
perspectives
black ink colored ink pencil watercolor white body color
architecture Cirth dragons rings · jewels · gold weapons
Bilbo Smaug
Erebor (The Lonely Mountain)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1938The Hobbit A·3·b228, facing
1972’73 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·5June
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6July
1973’74 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·7June
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10December
1977’78 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·13December
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[45]17
1987’88 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·27July
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·662542
1987’88 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·26July
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd3monochrome; as part of first American dust jacket
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd230monochrome
1991Hobbit Birthday Book E·ii·284April
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-08-03
1995Art. & Ill. 140133
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 third plate, top
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 dust jacketcenter only
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 18monochrome; as part of first American dust jacket
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 277monochrome
2007History of Hobbit plate XI, top
2011Art of Hobbit 10471
2011Art of Hobbit 141103, centerdetail of Bilbo
2018Maker of Middle-earth [288]enlarged detail showing Smaug, Bilbo, and the Arkenstone
2018Maker of Middle-earth [314]item 143
2018Tolkien Treasures front coverdetail
2018Tolkien Treasures 100
2018Tolkien Treasures [101]enlarged detail showing Smaug, Bilbo, and the Arkenstone
TAI #113flower
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 47r
tableaux
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·7Novemberleft
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[95]42, left
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-08-07
TAI #65“Melian” heraldic device

Inscribed to the lower right in pencil, “Melian”, with the orientation shown in Pictures and A&I.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 32r
heraldic devices
black ink blue ink colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia stars
Melian
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Aprilcenter[unsure of orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Septemberverso
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, top center
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-08-14rotated 180º
1995Art. & Ill. 196193
TAI #77dragon coiled around a tree
tableaux
dragons trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Januarybottom left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[91]40, lower left
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-08-21
TAI #106plant
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 52r
tableaux
plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Septembertop left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[101]45, top left
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-08-28flipped horizontally
TAI #76“Glórund sets forth to seek Túrin”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 34r
elvenking’s gate
friezes perspectives tableaux
black ink watercolor
clouds · mists · snow dragons fire mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas sun trees · forests
Beleriand Nargothrond River Narog
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15November
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Octoberrecto
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[87]38
1982Unfinished Tales A·17·dfront cover
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-08-31
1992Life & Legend 68207
1995Art. & Ill. 5147
2015Tolkien Estate web site Website Illustrations gallery6th item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [200]enlarged detail of Glórund, Nargothrond, the Narog, and mountains
2018Maker of Middle-earth [231]item 76
2018Tolkien Treasures 76
2018Tolkien Treasures [77]detail
TAI #2The Hobbit, final binding
friezes tableaux
finished binding
Cirth dragons moon mountains · hills sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·acovers
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·ddfront coverdragon from front cover only
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd3monochrome
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-05-29dragon from back cover only
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-07-10part of frieze only
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-09-18dragon from front cover only
1993Descriptive Bibliography 5II
1995Art. & Ill. 148142monochrome
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 [i]dragon from front cover only
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 [xiii]dragon from front cover only
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 16, rightmonochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 13598
2018Maker of Middle-earth 320106Bodleian Arch. AA e. 143
TAI #3Thror’s map

East is on top.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 34r
artifacts maps
blue ink red ink
arrows · compass roses Cirth dragons mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas spiders · insects
Celduin (River Running) The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Long Lake Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·bfront endsheet
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd28monochrome, with yellow-brown runes; moon-letters omitted
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd63monochrome, with runes on left in light yellow-brown
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-03-13spider & web only, rotated
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-03-27upper dragon only, flipped horizontally
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-09-25manicule and runes (from left) only
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 50moon-letters omitted
2011Art of Hobbit [3]lower dragon only; rust-colored ink
2011Art of Hobbit 5328
2018Maker of Middle-earth [292–93]96
2018Tolkien Treasures 92
TAI #5The Trolls
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 9r
perspectives
black ink white body color
fire tools · instruments trees · forests Trolls
Rhudaur The Trollshaws
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·a49
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10Februarycolorized
1977’78 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·13Februarycolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[14]2, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[15]2, rightcolorized
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·661817
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd48
1991Hobbit Birthday Book E·ii·2810Octobercolorized
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-10-05colorized
1995Art. & Ill. 111102
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 74
2011Art of Hobbit 4016
2018Maker of Middle-earth [300]item 137
2018Tolkien Treasures 88
2018Tolkien Treasures [89]enlarged detail featuring the trolls themselves
2018Tolkien Treasures [back cover]enlarged detail featuring the trolls themselves
TAI #111“Smaug flies round the Mountain”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 24r
perspectives
black ink pencil watercolor white body color
architecture buildings moon mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas stars
Celduin (River Running) Dale The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Ered Mithrin (Grey Mountains) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18October
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[47]18
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-11-02
2007History of Hobbit plate X, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 10975
TAI #40“hringboga heorte gefysed”See also TAI #213

‘”Now was the heart of the coiling beast stirred“, Beowulf, line 2,561.’ Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth, p. 270.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 37r
tableaux
black ink pencil watercolor
dragons
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976Drawings E·i·1[upper cover]
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Januarytop
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[91]40, top
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-11-06
1992Life & Legend [3]monochrome
1992Life & Legend [52]132monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 5248, center
1995Art. & Ill. back cover
2014Beowulf dust jacket (front)
2015Tolkien Estate web site Website Illustrations gallery9th item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [271]95, center
2018Tolkien Treasures [57]center
TAI #115flower
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 47r
tableaux
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Novemberright
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[95]42, right
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-11-13
TAI #29“Beleg finds Gwindor in Taur-nu-Fuin”See also TAI #9

Later titled “Fangorn Forest,” an early name for Taur-nu-Fuin (Dorthonion), not to be confused with Treebeard’s Fangorn. The image was later the inspiration for “Mirkwood.”

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 14r
perspectives
black ink colored ink pencil watercolor
trees · forests
Beleriand Taur-nu-Fuin (Dorthonion)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6December
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12May
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15August
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Marchrector/l reversed
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[85]37, right
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-12-30
1995Art. & Ill. 5854
2011Art of Hobbit 7648
2015Tolkien Estate web site Website Illustrations gallery5th item (“Taur-na-Fúin [sic] ~ Fangorn Forest”)
2018Maker of Middle-earth [4–5]enlarged detail showing Beleg
2018Maker of Middle-earth 224–[225]item 74
2018Tolkien Treasures 72
2018Tolkien Treasures [73]enlarged detail showing Beleg and Gwindor
TAI #45Dragon and Warrior
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 39
tableaux
black ink pencil watercolor
dragons fire weapons
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976Drawings E·i·1[17]monochrome
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Januarybottom right
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[91]40, lower right
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-12-05mirror image
1995Art. & Ill. 5249
2011Art of Hobbit 5227
TAI #89The Tree of Amalion
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 53
tableaux
colored pencil pencil
plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Maytop left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[93]41, top
1979Tree & Leaf; Smith; Beorhtnoth A·13cover(third impression)
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-12-12mirror image
1995Art. & Ill. 6462
2015Tolkien Estate web site Website Illustrations gallery (“The Tree of Amalión [sic]”)
TAI #30“Lúthien Tinúviel” plaque with heraldic device

MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 10r, shows that Hammond & Scull‘s orientation in Artist & Illustrator is correct, and that the diameter (unclear as to inner or pencil guide) is (or should be) 54mm — though this figure was crossed out and not emended.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 9r
heraldic devices
black ink colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia plants · flowers · grasses stars
Lúthien Tinúviel
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back covertopdevice only
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Apriltop rightdevice only; [unsure of orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Decemberversodevice only
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, upper leftdevice only
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291993-01-01device only
1992Life & Legend 77216enlarged detail of plaque showing device and inscription
1992Life & Legend 85monochrome; device only
1995Art. & Ill. 197195
2018Maker of Middle-earth [237]item 81device and title inscription only
2018Tolkien Treasures 82
2018Tolkien Treasures [83]device only

Note: The omission of greeting cards and jigsaw puzzles from the above list of sources is intentional.

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