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203 TAI reproductions in Artist & Illustrator

This is a listing of all works in the Tolkien Art Index reproduced in Artist & Illustrator, 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 Artist & Illustrator. 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 #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 #207“The hills of the morning”

Inscribed in faint pencil: in lower right, “Nov. 19 [?61]”; in upper left, “Ambaróna”; in bottom center, “The Hills of the Morning”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 37r
perspectives
black ink colored pencil pencil red ink
mountains · hills plants · flowers · grasses rivers · lakes · seas sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. [2]frontispiece
2018Maker of Middle-earth [74]36
TAI #208Goosegrass
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 60r
objects tableaux
black ink
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. [6]2monochrome
TAI #209“Water, wind & sand”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 20r
perspectives tableaux
pencil watercolor white body color
clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 4642
2015Tolkien Estate web site Landscapes gallery4th item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [8–9]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [173]item 42
2018Tolkien Treasures [26]enlarged detail
2018Tolkien Treasures 36
TAI #210“Tanaqui”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 21r
perspectives
pencil watercolor
buildings mountains · hills
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 4743
2015Tolkien Estate web site Landscapes gallery8th item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [82–83]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [206]80
2018Tolkien Treasures [62]detail
2018Tolkien Treasures 65
TAI #211The shores of Faëry
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 22r
perspectives
black ink pencil watercolor
buildings moon mountains · hills stars sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 4844
2015Tolkien Estate web site Landscapes gallery5th item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [203]item 65
2018Tolkien Treasures [4–5]detail
2018Tolkien Treasures 64
TAI #212The man in the moon
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 23r
perspectives
pencil silver paint watercolor
moon mountains · hills tools · instruments
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 4945
2015Tolkien Estate web site Landscapes gallery9th item
TAI #60“Mithrim”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 33r
friezes perspectives
black ink pencil watercolor
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Hithlum Lake Mithrim
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Februarycenter
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Junerecto
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[75]32
1992Life & Legend 68208
1995Art. & Ill. 5046
2018Maker of Middle-earth 21684
2018Tolkien Treasures 70–[71]
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 #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 #213flowerSee also TAI #40
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 37r
diagrams · designs objects
black ink pencil watercolor
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [52]132, upper rightmonochrome
1992Life & Legend 91upper leftmonochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 5248, upper right
2018Maker of Middle-earth [271]95, upper right
2018Tolkien Treasures [57]upper right
TAI #214flowerSee also TAI #40
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 37r
diagrams · designs objects
black ink pencil watercolor
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [52]132.3, top rightmonochrome
1992Life & Legend 93bottom leftblack & white
1995Art. & Ill. 5248, top right
2018Maker of Middle-earth [271]95, top right
2018Tolkien Treasures [57]top right
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 #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 #215Mountain landscape

Pencilled in lower right, “Lyme Regis / Aug. 1928”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 88, fol. 21r
perspectives
colored pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 5753
2011Art of Hobbit 6036
2018Maker of Middle-earth 22086
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 #75Tol Sirion
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 51
perspectives
pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings moon mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths sun trees · forests
Ered Wethrin Taur-nu-Fuin (Dorthonion) Tol Sirion
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Septembercolorized
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Mayrectocolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[82]36, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[83]36, rightcolorized
1995Art. & Ill. 5955
TAI #72Nargothrond
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 50
elvenking’s gate
perspectives
pencil
architecture mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Beleriand Nargothrond River Narog
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Junecolorized
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Januaryrectocolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[78]34, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[79]34, rightcolorized
1995Art. & Ill. 6056
2015Tolkien Estate web site Landscapes gallery11th item
TAI #216Nargothrond
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 34r
elvenking’s gate
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Beleriand Nargothrond River Narog
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 6057monochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 8555
TAI #59“Gondolin and the Vale of Tumladen from Cristhorn”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 12r
perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Gondolin Vale of Tumladen
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Januarycolorized
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Augustrectocolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[80]35, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[81]35, rightcolorized
1995Art. & Ill. 6158
TAI #112seascape frieze
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 52
friezes tableaux
colored pencil pencil
birds · eagles clouds · mists · snow rivers · lakes · seas
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Novembertop
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[95]42, top
1983The Silmarillion A·15·jfront coverdetail
1995Art. & Ill. 6259, top
TAI #116mountains & trees frieze
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 52
friezes tableaux
colored pencil pencil
clouds · mists · snow moon mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·7Novemberbottom
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[95]42, bottom
1983The Silmarillion A·15·jfront coverdetail
1995Art. & Ill. 6259, middle
TAI #217bushes, stars, and sun frieze
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 52
friezes tableaux
colored pencil pencil
clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills plants · flowers · grasses stars sun trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 6259, bottom
TAI #218The Wood at the World’s End

Pencilled in lower right, “1928”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 88, fol. 22r
perspectives tableaux
black ink watercolor
mountains · hills sun trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 6360
2011Art of Hobbit 13699
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 #498‘Maddo’
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 88, fol. 31r
tableaux
black ink colored ink watercolor
moon stars trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 8478
2018Maker of Middle-earth 17870
TAI #479‘Owlamoo’
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 88, fol. 32r
tableaux
black ink red ink watercolor
birds · eagles
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend 83monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 8479
2018Maker of Middle-earth [179]item 45
TAI #219Wilderland, preliminary art
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 49r
maps
black ink colored pencil pencil red ink
arrows · compass roses mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Anduin Celduin (River Running) Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Ered Mithrin (Grey Mountains) The Forest River The Old Forest Road Mirkwood Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Mount Gundabad Mountains of Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland) Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 9084
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 plate 4, bottom
2007History of Hobbit plate I, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 12488
2018Maker of Middle-earth [317]105
TAI #220“Thror’s Map. Copied by B. Baggins”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 33r
artifacts maps
black ink pencil red ink
arrows · compass roses Cirth mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Celduin (River Running) Dale The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Long Lake Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend 48107monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 9285monochrome
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 51monochrome
2007History of Hobbit plate I, top
2011Art of Hobbit 5125
TAI #221Thror’s Map proof
Marquette MS. Tolkien 1/2/5/1
artifacts maps
printed proof
arrows · compass roses Cirth dragons mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas spiders · insects
Celduin (River Running) Dale The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) The Forest River Long Lake Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 9386monochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 5429
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 #9MirkwoodSee also TAI #29

Original is lost; all reproductions are of the 1937 plate.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 27r
friezes perspectives
black ink pencil
trees · forests
Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·a146, facing
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[84]37, leftmonochrome
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd153
1995Art. & Ill. 9688monochrome
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 192
2007History of Hobbit plate VII, top
2011Art of Hobbit 7547
2018Maker of Middle-earth 3918from published “The Hobbit” plate
TAI #140“One morning early in the Quiet of the World”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 1r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture roads · paths trees · forests
Bilbo Gandalf
Bag End The Hill Hobbiton The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·66177monochrome
1992Life & Legend [48]105monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 9789monochrome
2007History of Hobbit plate III, top
2011Art of Hobbit 201
2011Art of Hobbit 141103, top leftdetail of Bilbo
2018Maker of Middle-earth [295]97
TAI #138”Bag End Underhill”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 3r
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture buildings plants · flowers · grasses roads · paths trees · forests
Bag End The Hill Hobbiton The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987The Hobbit A·3·bi14
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd24
1995Art. & Ill. 9890monochromen
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 46
2011Art of Hobbit 222
TAI #222“Gandalf at Door”

Inscribed in pencil on verso: “Gandalf at Door”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 2r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture buildings trees · forests
Gandalf
Bag End The Hill Hobbiton The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 9991
2007History of Hobbit plate III, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 233
TAI #139“The Hill: Hobbiton”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 5r
The Hill
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Bagshot Row The Hill Hobbiton The Shire The Water
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·66135
1995Art. & Ill. 10092monochrome
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 62
2011Art of Hobbit 254
TAI #223sketch I for The Hill
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 4v
The Hill
perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Bag End Bagshot Row The Hill Hobbiton The Shire The Water
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 10293
2011Art of Hobbit 265
TAI #224The Hill: Hobbiton
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 4r
The Hill
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings mountains · hills roads · paths trees · forests
Bag End Bagshot Row The Hill Hobbiton The Shire The Water
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 10294
2007History of Hobbit plate IV, top
2011Art of Hobbit 276
TAI #225sketch (II) for The Hill: Hobbiton across the Water
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 6r
The Hill
perspectives
pencil
architecture birds · eagles bridges · fords buildings rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Bag End Bagshot Row The Hill Hobbiton The Shire The Water
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 10395
2011Art of Hobbit 298
TAI #226sketch (III) for The Hill: Hobbiton across the Water

I’ve not seen the first impression of the first edition of Pictures; Christopher Tolkien’s description of “an unpublished sketch of Hobbiton … in which … there are no words … on the signpost” can, however, refer only to this piece — unless there is a further otherwise-unpublished sketch. I’d love to hear from anyone who has the first impression!

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 12v
The Hill
perspectives
pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Bag End Bagshot Row The Hill Hobbiton The Shire The Water
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2·a[12]1, leftfirst impression of E·i·2·a only
1995Art. & Ill. 10396
2011Art of Hobbit 309
TAI #4The Hill: Hobbiton across the Water
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 7r
The Hill
perspectives
black ink white body color
architecture bridges · fords buildings clouds · mists · snow rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Bag End Bagshot Row The Hill The Shire The Water
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·a4
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[12]1, left2nd impression and later, per Christopher Tolkien’s preface to the 2nd edition.
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·66166
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd39
1995Art. & Ill. 10597
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 62
2011Art of Hobbit 3210
2018Maker of Middle-earth [298]98
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 #141“Trolls’ Hill”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 8r
perspectives
black ink pencil red ink
clouds · mists · snow fire mountains · hills roads · paths trees · forests
The East-West Road Rhudaur The Trollshaws
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·661916monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 10899
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 68monochrome
2007History of Hobbit plate V, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 3613
2018Maker of Middle-earth [301]99
TAI #92“The Three Trolls are turned to Stone”See also TAI #317
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 21r
perspectives tableaux
black ink pencil
Dwarves fire sun tools · instruments tools · instruments trees · forests Trolls
Rhudaur The Trollshaws
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Junecolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[16]3, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[17]3, rightcolorized
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd51black on tan
1995Art. & Ill. 109100
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 81
2007History of Hobbit plate V, top
2011Art of Hobbit 3915
2011Art of Hobbit 141103, top rightdetail of Bilbo
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 #42Dwarves marchingSee also TAI #46
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 19r
tableaux
black ink pencil
Dwarves mountains · hills
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976Drawings E·i·1[13]
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd40monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 112103, bottom
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 65
2007History of Hobbit plate IX, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 10773, bottom
TAI #46Smaug in flightSee also TAI #42
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 19r
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink pencil
dragons
Smaug
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976Drawings E·i·1[19]
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd40monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 112103, top right
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 65
2007History of Hobbit plate IX, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 10773, top right
TAI #47dragon headSee also TAI #42
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 19r
diagrams · designs
pencil
dragons
Smaug
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd40monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 112103, top left
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 65
2007History of Hobbit plate IX, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 10773, top left
TAI #43DwarfSee also TAI #46
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 19r
diagrams · designs
pencil
Dwarves
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd40monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 112103, lower right
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 65
2007History of Hobbit plate IX, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 10773, lower right
TAI #44Dwarf headSee also TAI #46
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 19r
diagrams · designs
pencil
Dwarves
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd40monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 112103, lower right
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 65
2007History of Hobbit plate IX, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 10773, lower right
TAI #227“Riding down into Rivendell”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 17r
Rivendell
perspectives
black ink colored pencil pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings horses mountains · hills plants · flowers · grasses rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Rhudaur Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 113104
2007History of Hobbit plate V, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 4217
TAI #55“Rivendell looking West”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 10r
Rivendell
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Rhudaur Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12November
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[19]4
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·662918monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 114105
2011Art of Hobbit 4420
2015Tolkien Estate web site Website Illustrations gallery3rd item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [302]100
TAI #48“Rivendell looking East”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 12r
Rivendell
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Rhudaur Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12February
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[21]5
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·662319monochrome
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd64monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 115106
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 99monochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 4521
TAI #228“Rivendell”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 11r
Rivendell
perspectives
colored pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Rhudaur Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 116107
2011Art of Hobbit 4622
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 #6The Mountain-path
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 13r
perspectives
black ink
lightning mountains · hills roads · paths
Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·a68
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10Novembercolorized
1977’78 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·13Novembercolorized
1978The Silmarillion A·15·ddust jacketcolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[24]7, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[25]7, rightcolorized
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·662821
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd67
1991Hobbit Birthday Book E·ii·2811Novembercolorized
1995Art. & Ill. 118109
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 102
2011Art of Hobbit 5834
2018Maker of Middle-earth 304item 139
2018Tolkien Treasures 93
TAI #229“The Misty Mountains Looking West from the Eagles’ Eyrie towards Goblin Gate”

Inscribed on verso, ”The Misty Mountains / looking West / from the Eagles’ Eyrie towards / Goblin Gate”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 30r
perspectives
black ink pencil
birds · eagles clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills trees · forests
Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 119110
2011Art of Hobbit 6137
2015Tolkien Estate web site Landscapes gallery2nd item (“The Misty Mountains”)
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 #17“Bilbo Woke Up with the Early Sun in His Eyes”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 28r
perspectives
black ink watercolor white body color
birds · eagles clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills trees · forests
Bilbo
Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1938The Hobbit A·3·b118, facing
1972’73 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·5April
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6March
1973’74 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·7April
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10September
1977’78 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·13September
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[29]9
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·662026
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd122monochrome
1991Hobbit Birthday Book E·ii·281January
1992Life & Legend 55102
1995Art. & Ill. 121113
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 second plate, top
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 160monochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 6339
2011Art of Hobbit 141103, bottomdetail of Bilbo
2018Maker of Middle-earth [307]item 140
2018Tolkien Treasures 98
2018Tolkien Treasures [99]enlarged detail of eagle and Bilbo
TAI #230“Firelight in Beorn’s House”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 15r
perspectives
black ink pencil red ink
architecture buildings fire tools · instruments
Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 122115
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 171, top
2007History of Hobbit plate VI, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 6741
TAI #8Beorn’s Hall
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 17r
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture buildings fire
Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·a126
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10Januarycolorized
1977’78 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·13Januarycolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[30]10, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[31]10, rightcolorized
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·663027
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd130
1991Hobbit Birthday Book E·ii·2812Decembercolorized
1992Family Album 58
1995Art. & Ill. 123116
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 170
2011Art of Hobbit 7044
TAI #231Entrance to the Elvenking’s Halls
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 35r
elvenking’s gate
perspectives
black ink pencil watercolor
architecture bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 124117
2011Art of Hobbit 7849
2011Art of Hobbit 8959, top leftdetail of entrance
TAI #232Entrance to the Elvenking’s Halls
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 32r
elvenking’s gate
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture bridges · fords mountains · hills plants · flowers · grasses rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 125118
2011Art of Hobbit 8051
2011Art of Hobbit 8959, center leftdetail of entrance
TAI #233Entrance to the Elvenking’s Halls
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 31r
elvenking’s gate
black ink pencil
architecture bridges · fords clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills plants · flowers · grasses rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 125119
2011Art of Hobbit 8152
2011Art of Hobbit 8959, center rightdetail of entrance
TAI #135“Gate of the Elvenking’s Halls”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 33r
elvenking’s gate
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987The Hobbit A·3·yi8
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd184
1995Art. & Ill. 127120
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 224, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 8253
2011Art of Hobbit 8959, bottom leftdetail of entrance
TAI #10‘The ElvenKing’s Gate’
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 19r
elvenking’s gate
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·a177
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10Julycolorized
1977’78 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·13Julycolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[34]12, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[35]12, rightcolorized
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·663133
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd184
1991Hobbit Birthday Book E·ii·287Julycolorized
1995Art. & Ill. 128121
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 224
2011Art of Hobbit front coverinverted coloring
2011Art of Hobbit 8858
2011Art of Hobbit 8959, bottom rightdetail of entrance
2011Art of Hobbit back coverinverted coloring
2018Maker of Middle-earth 17468
TAI #104‘Sketch for The Forest River’
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 21r
barrel rider
perspectives
black ink pencil watercolor
architecture buildings moon mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Bilbo
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18August
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[37]13
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd198monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 129122
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 238monochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 9261
2011Art of Hobbit 141103, center leftdetail of Bilbo
2018Maker of Middle-earth [310]102
TAI #234sketch for Bilbo Comes to the Huts of the Raft-elves
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 20r
barrel rider
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas tools · instruments trees · forests
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 130123
2007History of Hobbit plate VIII, top
2011Art of Hobbit 9463
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 #235“ESGAROTH”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 22r
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas ships · boats tools · instruments trees · forests
Celduin (River Running) Esgaroth (Lake-town) Long Lake Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 132126
2007History of Hobbit plate VIII, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 9765
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 #236The Lonely Mountain
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 26r
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink colored pencil pencil red ink
buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Celduin (River Running) Dale The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 134128
2007History of Hobbit plate II, top
2011Art of Hobbit 12287, top
TAI #237map of the Long Lake
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 26r
maps
black ink colored pencil pencil red ink
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Celduin (River Running) Esgaroth (Lake-town) The Forest River Long Lake Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 134128
2007History of Hobbit plate II, top
2011Art of Hobbit 12287, bottom
TAI #238Gnarled treeSee also TAI #12

Many (including Hammond & Scull in ArtH) have noticed that this anthropomorphic tree of Tolkien’s looks just like that in TAI #12. Inscribed in right margin, “July 1928” and in upper right corner, “20”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 88, fol. 20r
tableaux
black ink
trees · forests
Celduin (River Running) Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 136129
2011Art of Hobbit 10067
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 #137“The Back Door”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 48r
perspectives tableaux
pencil
architecture Dwarves mountains · hills tools · instruments
Bilbo
Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987The Hobbit A·3·yi13
1995Art. & Ill. 138131
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 259, bottom
2007History of Hobbit plate IX, top
2011Art of Hobbit 10269
TAI #239“View from Back Door”

with and on top of TAI #240.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 48v
perspectives
black ink pencil
clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills sun
Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 139132
2007History of Hobbit plate IX, middle
2011Art of Hobbit 10370, right
TAI #240sketch of Erebor, River Running, Dale, Long Lake, and Forest River

With and underneath TAI #239.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 48v
diagrams · designs
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Celduin (River Running) Dale Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) The Forest River Long Lake Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 139132
2007History of Hobbit plate IX, middle
2011Art of Hobbit 10370, center left
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 #241Smaug flies around the Lonely Mountain
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 22r
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture buildings clouds · mists · snow dragons mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Celduin (River Running) Dale The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Ered Mithrin (Grey Mountains) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 142134
2011Art of Hobbit 10874
TAI #242The Front Door
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 23r
friezes perspectives
black ink brown ink pencil watercolor
buildings dragons moon mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Celduin (River Running) Dale The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Ered Mithrin (Grey Mountains) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 142135
2007History of Hobbit plate X, top
2011Art of Hobbit 11076
TAI #39The Lonely Mountain
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 102r
perspectives
black ink pencil
buildings dragons moon mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas stars
Smaug
Celduin (River Running) Dale The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Ered Mithrin (Grey Mountains) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1974Lonely Mountain (poster) E·ii·8
1987The Hobbit A·3·yi11per Hammond & Scull’s blog entry, “Foreword to the Hobbit”
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·663241
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd230
1995Art. & Ill. 143136
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 273
2011Art of Hobbit 11177
TAI #23Death of Smaug
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 31r
perspectives
black ink colored pencil pencil red ink
architecture buildings dragons fire moon rivers · lakes · seas
Smaug
Esgaroth (Lake-town) Long Lake
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1972’73 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·5July
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6September
1973’74 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·7July
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[49]19
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd261monochrome
1992Life & Legend 54111
1995Art. & Ill. 144137
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 fifth plate, top
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 306monochrome
2007History of Hobbit plate XII, top
2011Art of Hobbit 11378
2018Maker of Middle-earth [315]104
TAI #243The Coming of the Eagles
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 45r
perspectives
black ink pencil red ink
birds · eagles clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills tools · instruments
Celduin (River Running) Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) The Iron Hills Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 145138monochrome
2007History of Hobbit plate XII, bottom right
2011Art of Hobbit 11680
TAI #13The Hall at Bag-End, Residence of B. Baggins Esquire
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 25r
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture buildings roads · paths trees · forests
Bilbo
Bag End The Hill The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·a307
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Februarycolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[50]20, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[51]20, rightcolorized
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·663449
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd315
1991Hobbit Birthday Book E·ii·289Septembercolorized
1992Life & Legend [45]97middle third, without caption
1995Art. & Ill. 146139
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 363
2011Art of Hobbit 12790
2011Art of Hobbit 141103, top centerdetail of Bilbo
TAI #41Design for The Hobbit front cover
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 38r
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink pencil white body color
dragons mountains · hills
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976Drawings E·i·1[11]top dragon only
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd[i]top dragon only
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd[xi]top dragon only
1995Art. & Ill. 147140
2011Art of Hobbit 13092
TAI #244Design for Hobbit back cover and spine
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 43r
diagrams · designs friezes tableaux
black ink pencil
Cirth dragons moon mountains · hills
Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 147141monochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 13497
TAI #245Hobbit cover sketch: sun with moon and rune
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 43r
diagrams · designs tableaux
pencil
Cirth moon mountains · hills sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 147141, leftmonochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 13497, left
TAI #246Hobbit cover sketch: moon and rune
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 43r
diagrams · designs
black ink
Cirth moon
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 147141, upper centermonochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 13497, upper center
TAI #247Hobbit cover sketch: moon and rune
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 43r
diagrams · designs
pencil
Cirth moon
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 147141, centermonochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 13497, center
TAI #248Hobbit cover sketch: moon and rune
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 43r
diagrams · designs
black ink pencil
Cirth moon
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 147141, right
2011Art of Hobbit 13497, right
TAI #249Hobbit cover sketch: moon and rune
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 43r
diagrams · designs
black ink pencil
Cirth moon
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 147141, lower centermonochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 13497, lower center
TAI #250Hobbit cover sketch: sun
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 43r
diagrams · designs tableaux
pencil
sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 147141, bottom centermonochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 13497, bottom center
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 #143The Hobbit trial dust-jacket
Marquette MS. Tolkien 1/2/4
tableaux
black ink pencil watercolor
birds · eagles dragons moon mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas sun trees · forests
Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Long Lake
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·668–91monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 149143monochrome
2007History of Hobbit dust jacket frontmonochrome on yellow; dragon, central mountain & next five peaks w/neighboring trees
2007History of Hobbit dust jacket front fly leafmonochrome on yellow; five mountains w/neighboring trees
2007History of Hobbit dust jacket back fly leafmonochrome on yellow; reversed; five mountains w/neighboring trees
2011Art of Hobbit 137100
2018Maker of Middle-earth [321]item 145
TAI #1Dust-jacket for The Hobbit, final art
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 32r
tableaux
black ink pencil watercolor white body color
birds · eagles bridges · fords clouds · mists · snow dragons moon mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas stars sun trees · forests
Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Esgaroth (Lake-town) Long Lake
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·adust jacket
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10front cover
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd3monochrome
1992Life & Legend 5499
1992Family Album 70topright 45% only (front cover)
1993Descriptive Bibliography 6III
1995Art. & Ill. 151144
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 plate three, bottom
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 17monochrome
2011Art of Hobbit slipcase frontcentral 40% only
2011Art of Hobbit [5]spine only
2011Art of Hobbit 138101
2018Maker of Middle-earth [324–25]item 146
2018Tolkien Treasures [84]detail of back cover and spine
2018Tolkien Treasures [102 –] 3
TAI #26‘Barad-dûr: The Fortress of Sauron’
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 80r
perspectives
black ink colored pencil pencil
architecture buildings clouds · mists · snow fire mountains · hills
Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Plateau of Gorgoroth Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1972’73 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·5November
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6October
1973’74 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·7November
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Octoberrightwith “Mount Doom”
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[71]30, right
1992Life & Legend 72165
1995Art. & Ill. 152145
2015Art of LR 187147
2018Maker of Middle-earth [326]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [362]item 165
2018Tolkien Treasures 119
TAI #251Buckland Ferry

a.k.a. “Brandywine Ferry,“ per ArtLR.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 13r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture buildings fire mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths ships · boats tools · instruments trees · forests
Baranduin (Brandywine) Buckland The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 154146
2015Art of LR 4121
TAI #24“Old Man Willow”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 71r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
clouds · mists · snow plants · flowers · grasses rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
The Old Forest The Withywindle
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1972’73 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·5August
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6August
1973’74 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·7August
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12JanuaryDrawings by J.R.R. Tolkien states this is an “enlarged detail.” Hammond & Anderson does not. Could someone check this?
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[53]21
1995Art. & Ill. 155147
2015Art of LR 4223
2015Tolkien Estate web site Trees gallery4th item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [334–35]item 151
2018Tolkien Treasures [111]
TAI #25‘Moria Gate’

As is well known by now, fragments MS. Tolkien Drawings 72r and MS Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 15r, are actually one drawing. verso is TAI #376.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 72r (also MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 15r)
Durin’s doors
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1972’73 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·5Septemberlower portion
1972’73 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·5Octoberupper portion
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6Novemberupper portion
1973’74 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·7Septemberlower portion
1973’74 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·7Octoberupper portion
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Marchupper portion
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[55]22, rightupper portion
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2a, E·i·2b[59]24lower portion
1992Life & Legend 69151upper portion
1992Pictures 2 E·i·2c[57]23lower portion; (items 23 and 24 were switched for this edition to make Moria items adjacent)
1995Art. & Ill. 157148upper portion
1995Art. & Ill. 157149lower portion
2015Art of LR 6439
2018Maker of Middle-earth [344–45]item 155lower portion
2018Maker of Middle-earth [347]item 156upper portion
2018Tolkien Treasures 112lower portion
2018Tolkien Treasures [113]upper portion
TAI #25‘Moria Gate’

As is well known by now, fragments MS. Tolkien Drawings 72r and MS Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 15r, are actually one drawing. verso is TAI #376.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 72r (also MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 15r)
Durin’s doors
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1972’73 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·5Septemberlower portion
1972’73 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·5Octoberupper portion
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6Novemberupper portion
1973’74 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·7Septemberlower portion
1973’74 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·7Octoberupper portion
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Marchupper portion
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[55]22, rightupper portion
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2a, E·i·2b[59]24lower portion
1992Life & Legend 69151upper portion
1992Pictures 2 E·i·2c[57]23lower portion; (items 23 and 24 were switched for this edition to make Moria items adjacent)
1995Art. & Ill. 157148upper portion
1995Art. & Ill. 157149lower portion
2015Art of LR 6439
2018Maker of Middle-earth [344–45]item 155lower portion
2018Maker of Middle-earth [347]item 156upper portion
2018Tolkien Treasures 112lower portion
2018Tolkien Treasures [113]upper portion
TAI #150The West Gate of Moria: earliest drawing of the inscription and signsSee also TAI #151
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/3/10
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs
black ink pencil
crowns · hats · helms moon stars Tengwar tools · instruments trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1989HM7: Treason 182monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 158150monochrome
2004Invented Worlds 13
2015Art of LR 6741
2018Maker of Middle-earth [342]111
TAI #151tree by Doors of DurinSee also TAI #150
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/3/10/11b
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs
pencil
moon trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1989HM7: Treason 182upper rightmonochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 158150, upper rightmonochrome
2004Invented Worlds 13
2015Art of LR 6741, upper right
2018Maker of Middle-earth [342]111, upper right
TAI #122Doors of Durin, later manuscript
Marquette 3/4/15/1a
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs
blue ink pencil
crowns · hats · helms moon stars Tengwar tools · instruments trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1984Manuscripts E·i·3front cover
1995Art. & Ill. 158151monochrome
2015Art of LR 6742
TAI #252Doors of Durin, revised drawing
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 36r
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs
blue ink pencil
crowns · hats · helms moon stars Tengwar tools · instruments trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 158152monochrome
2015Art of LR 6743
2015Art of LR back coverwithout inscription; rendered as white on black
2018Maker of Middle-earth [340]item 153
2018Tolkien Treasures 114
TAI #253Doors of Durin, art for the printer
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 34r
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs
black ink pencil
crowns · hats · helms stars Tengwar tools · instruments trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 158153monochrome
2015Art of LR 6744
TAI #20Doors of Durin

This “final art” by Tolkien was subsequently emended by a printer’s artist. For example, faint pencil just inside the lower of the two arch lines (above the seven stars) has been erased, as has a similar pencil line just above the text below the drawing; also, that text has been dropped slightly to allow more room between it and the drawing.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 16r
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs
black ink pencil
architecture crowns · hats · helms stars Tengwar tools · instruments trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1954The Lord of the Rings A·51.3191.319emended by printer’s artist — see Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 38r
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[54]22, leftemended by printer’s artist — see Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 38r
1995Art. & Ill. 159154emended by printer’s artist — see Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 38r
2015Art of LR 7046
2018Maker of Middle-earth [55]27
TAI #254Book of Mazarbul; page 1, version 2See also TAI #56
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/3/11/12a
artifacts
colored pencil pencil
books · letters Cirth
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 160155
2015Art of LR 7956
TAI #58Book of Mazarbul; page 3, final artSee also TAI #385
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 75r
artifacts
black ink colored pencil watercolor
books · letters Cirth Tengwar
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Decemberlower rightwith leaves 1 & 2
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2a, E·i·2b[57]23, lower rightwith leaves 1 & 2
1992Life & Legend 76154
1992Pictures 2 E·i·2c[59]24, lower rightwith leaves 1 & 2; (items 23 and 24 were switched for this edition)
1995Art. & Ill. 161156
1995Lord of the Rings (Croatian xlation) A·5per Reader’s Companion
2004The Lord of the Rings (50th ann. ed.) following 3202nd plate, v
2015Art of LR 8763
2015Tolkien Estate web site Calligraphy gallery3rd item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [349]item 159
2018Tolkien Treasures 115
TAI #28‘The Forest of Lothlorien in Spring’
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 12r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
Lórien (Lothlórien)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6April
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12April
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[61]25
1995Art. & Ill. 162157
2015Art of LR 8864
2015Tolkien Estate web site Trees gallery5th item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [351]item 160
2018Tolkien Treasures [104]enlarged detail
2018Tolkien Treasures 118
TAI #255Dimrill Dale and Mountains of Moria
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol 11r
diagrams · designs perspectives
colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Caradhras (Barazinbar; Redhorn) Celebdil (Zirakzigil; Silvertine) Dimril Dale Fanuidhol (Bundushathûr; Cloudyhead) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 163158monochrome
2015Art of LR 6137
TAI #256Rauros Falls & the Tindrock
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 14r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Emyn Muil Rauros Tol Brandir
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 164159
2015Art of LR 9368
TAI #257Helm’s Deep
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 76v
diagrams · designs maps
black ink colored pencil pencil
arrows · compass roses mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
The Deeping Stream Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Helm’s Deep Hornburg Rohan Thrihyrne Westfold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 165160
2015Art of LR 10376
TAI #49“Helm’s Deep & the Hornburg”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 76r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
The Deeping Stream Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Helm’s Deep Hornburg Rohan Thrihyrne Westfold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Junetext removed
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[63]26text removed
1995Art. & Ill. 165161monochrome
2015Art of LR 10174
TAI #149“Orthanc (1)”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 98, fol. 1r
perspectives
black ink colored pencil pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Isengard Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1989HM7: Treason plate I
1995Art. & Ill. 166162
2015Art of LR 10677
2015Tolkien Estate web site Landscapes gallery3rd item (“Orthanc”)
TAI #193Orthanc IaSee also TAI #194
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 77r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Isengard Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29138above
1995Art. & Ill. 167163, above
2015Art of LR 10979, above
TAI #194Orthanc IbSee also TAI #193
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 77r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Isengard Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29138below
1995Art. & Ill. 167163, below
2015Art of LR 10979, below
TAI #123“Isengard & Orthanc (5)”
Marquette 3/5/8/21a
perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills
Isengard Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1984Manuscripts E·i·315
1990HM8: War A·2834monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 168164monochrome
2004Invented Worlds front cover
2004Invented Worlds 10
2015Art of LR 11382
TAI #202Sketch of Dunharrow
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 17r
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture mountains · hills roads · paths trees · forests
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn Thrihyrne
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29141topmonochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 170165, topmonochrome
2015Art of LR 154117, top
2015Art of LR 155119detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [358]113, top
TAI #203Sketch of Dunharrow
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 17r
perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29141lower leftmonochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 170165, lower leftmonochrome
2015Art of LR 154117, lower left
2015Art of LR 155118detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [358]113, lower left
TAI #204Sketch of Dunharrow
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 17r
perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29141lower rightmonochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 170165, lower rightmonochrome
2015Art of LR 154117, lower right
2018Maker of Middle-earth [358]113, lower right
TAI #50“Dunharrow”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 79r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills roads · paths trees · forests
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12July
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[69]29
1990HM8: War A·28iplate, recto
1995Art. & Ill. 171166
2015Art of LR 159124
2018Maker of Middle-earth [357]item 163
2018Tolkien Treasures [116]enlarged detail of standing stones
2018Tolkien Treasures 117
TAI #177Earliest sketch of Minas Tirith
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/23/5a
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills
Minas Tirith Mindolluin White Tower
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28261monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 172167
2015Art of LR 141105
TAI #52“Stanburg / Steinborg”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 18r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Gondor Minas Tirith Mindolluin White Tower
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Augustrightwith “Orthanc”
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[65]27, right
1995Art. & Ill. 173168
2015Art of LR 142106
TAI #258Later view of Minas Tirith (II)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 3r
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings
Gondor Minas Tirith
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 174169
2015Art of LR 148113
TAI #159Minas Morgul gate
Marquette MS. Tolkien 2/1/15/16a
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink
architecture roads · paths
Minas Morgul Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1989HM7: Treason 342monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 175170monochrome
2015Art of LR 11684
TAI #53“Shelob’s Lair”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 81r
perspectives
black ink colored pencil pencil
buildings clouds · mists · snow fire mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor Shelob’s Lair
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12September
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[67]28
1990HM8: War A·28iplate, verso
1992Life & Legend 73160
1995Art. & Ill. 175171
2015Art of LR 12593
TAI #171Kirith Ungol from the second stair (II)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/6/8/5a
perspectives
black ink colored pencil pencil
buildings fire mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor Shelob’s Lair
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28204monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 176172
2015Art of LR 12996
TAI #259Cleft of Kirith Ungol (I)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/17/28b, p. 63
perspectives
pencil
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 176173monochrome
2015Art of LR 13098
TAI #187Tower of Kirith Ungol
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/8/26/3a
perspectives
blue pen pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·2919monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 177174monochrome
2015Art of LR 176139
TAI #260Farmer Cotton’s house (plan)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 6r
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture buildings
The Marish The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 178175, topmonochrome
2015Art of LR 198155, top
TAI #261Farmer Cotton’s house (plan)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 6r
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings
The Marish The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 178175, bottommonochrome
2015Art of LR 198155, bottom
TAI #262Dust jacket design for The Fellowship of the Ring (I)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 22r
diagrams · designs objects
black ink colored pencil pencil red ink
Cirth rings · jewels · gold Tengwar
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 179176monochrome
2005Readers’ Companion 1 dust jacket frontin copper, red, and periwinkle; the One Ring, Narya, Cirth ribbon, and Tengwar
2005Readers’ Companion 1 spinein copper, red, and periwinkle; the One Ring, Narya, Cirth ribbon, and Tengwar
2014Readers’ Companion 2 dust jacket frontin gold, red, and dark gray; the One Ring, Narya, Cirth ribbon, and Tengwar
2014Readers’ Companion 2 dust jacket spinein gold, red, and dark gray; the One Ring, Narya, Cirth ribbon, and Tengwar
2015Art of LR 210166
TAI #263Dust jacket design for The Fellowship of the Ring (II)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 21r
diagrams · designs objects
black ink colored pencil pencil red ink
eyes rings · jewels · gold Tengwar
Sauron
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 179177
2015Art of LR 211167
TAI #264Dust-jacket design for The Two Towers
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 27r
diagrams · designs objects tableaux
black ink colored pencil pencil
fire mountains · hills rings · jewels · gold Tengwar
Sauron
Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Minas Tirith Mordor White Tower
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 180178monochrome
2015Art of LR 220176
2018Maker of Middle-earth [371]117
TAI #265Dust-jacket design for The Two Towers
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 28r
diagrams · designs objects tableaux
black ink pencil red ink
architecture buildings moon rings · jewels · gold sun
Nazgûl
Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 180179monochrome
2015Art of LR 221178
2018Maker of Middle-earth [372]118
TAI #266Dust-jacket design for The Two Towers
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 29r
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink gray body color pencil red body color white body color
architecture buildings moon mountains · hills rings · jewels · gold stars
Nazgûl
Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend 87170monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 181180cast as olive green
2015Art of LR 222179
2015Art of LR dust jacket backtowers, mountains, moon, star
2018Maker of Middle-earth [370]item 168
2018Tolkien Treasures 107
TAI #267The arm of Sauron, for RK dust-jacket
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 32r
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink brown ink red ink
fire mountains · hills
Sauron
Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 182181, top
2015Art of LR 231185, top
2018Maker of Middle-earth [375]119, top
TAI #268The arm of Sauron, for Return of the King dust-jacket
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 32r
diagrams · designs
brown ink
Sauron
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 182181, bottom
2015Art of LR 231185, bottom
2018Maker of Middle-earth [375]119, bottom
TAI #269Dust-jacket design for Return of the King

On verso: body color trials, signature “JRRTolkien”, eye motif

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 30r
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink gold paint green body color red body color white body color
mountains · hills stars trees · forests
Sauron
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend 61171monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 183182cast as dark green
2015Art of LR dust jacket front
2015Art of LR 230184
2018Maker of Middle-earth [374]item 169
2018Tolkien Treasures 108
2018Tolkien Treasures [109]enlarged detail
TAI #270multicolor sun
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 73r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. [186]183, top left
TAI #271snowflake
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 73r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
clouds · mists · snow
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. [186]183, upper center
TAI #96sun pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 73r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Julynear upper left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[99]44, near lower rightrotated 180º
1995Art. & Ill. [186]183, top right
TAI #272snowflake
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 73r
patterns
black ink pencil
clouds · mists · snow
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. [186]183, upper left
TAI #101coiled insect pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 73r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
spiders · insects
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Julynear lower rightrotated 180º
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[99]44, near upper leftrotated 180º
1995Art. & Ill. [186]183, center left
TAI #97paisley pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 73r
patterns
black ink colored pen colored pencil pencil
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Julynear upper rightrotated 90º counterclockwise
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[99]44, near lower leftrotated 90º clockwise
1995Art. & Ill. [186]183, right
TAI #273paisley pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 73r
patterns
pencil red pen
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. [186]183, bottom left
TAI #274leaf pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 73r
patterns
green pen pencil red pen
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. [186]183, bottom, near left
TAI #275paisley pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 73r
patterns
black ink blue pen green pen pencil
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. [186]183, bottom, center left
TAI #276paisley pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 73r
patterns
black pen blue pen green pen pencil red pen
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. [186]183, bottom, right of center
TAI #277paisley pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 73r
patterns
black pen green pen pencil red pen
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. [186]183, bottom, near center right
TAI #278paisley pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 73r
patterns
blue pen green pen pencil red pen
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. [186]183, bottom, center right
TAI #279paisley pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 73r
patterns
blue pen green pen pencil red pen
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. [186]183, near bottom right
TAI #280paisley pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 73r
patterns
black pen blue pen green pen pencil
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. [186]183, bottom right
TAI #281flaming half circle
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
fire sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 1, top
TAI #282paisley pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 1, center
TAI #283op-art rectangles
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
patterns
black pen pencil red pen
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 2, center
TAI #284flaming lotus
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
fire sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 2, bottom
TAI #285diagonal hoop pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
patterns
colored pen

YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 3, top
TAI #286flaming half circle
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
fire sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 3, near top
TAI #287flaming half circle
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
fire sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 3, center
TAI #288flaming half circle on stage
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
friezes patterns
black pen colored pen colored pencil pencil
fire sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 3, near bottom
TAI #289concentric circle pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 3, bottom
TAI #290flaming half circle
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
fire sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 4, top
TAI #291paisley pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
patterns
black pen colored pen colored pencil pencil
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 4, near top
TAI #292flaming half circle
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
patterns
black pen colored pencil pencil
fire sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 4, center
TAI #293double paisley pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
patterns
black pen colored pen colored pencil pencil
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 4, bottom
TAI #294Mordor Special Mission Flying Corps emblem

Inscribed in pen to the lower left, “MSMFC [in Tengwar] / MSMFC / Mordor Special Mission / Flying Corps / Emblem”, and in pencil “seen from below / Aug 1969”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 11r
objects patterns
black pen green pen pencil red pen
emblems · insignia
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 189185, top
TAI #295Eye motif

Inscribed “Sauron” below in Tengwar and above in New English Alphabet.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 11r
diagrams · designs
black pen green pen pencil red pen
eyes
Sauron
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 189185, lower right
TAI #296seven-branched candlestick
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 39r
objects tableaux
green pen red pen
tools · instruments
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 190186, left
TAI #297curvilinear plant motif
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 39r
tableaux
black pen green pen
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 190186, top, left of center
TAI #298unidentified drawing
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 39r
patterns
black pen green pen red pen
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 190186, top center
TAI #299banded belt design or stamp cancellation
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 39r
objects patterns
black pen green pen red pen
belts · boots · clothing
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 190186, top right
TAI #300flowering plant
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 39r
tableaux
black pen green pen red pen
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 190186, center
TAI #301flowering plant
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 39r
tableaux
black pen green pen red pen
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 190186, right of center
TAI #302spade-shaped tree
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 39r
patterns tableaux
black pen green pen red pen
plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 190186, right center
TAI #303flowering plant
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 39r
tableaux
black pen green pen red pen
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 190186, bottom center
TAI #304flowering tree
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 39r
tableaux
black pen green pen red pen
trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 190186, bottom right
TAI #74“Númenórean carpet”

Inscribed in pencil at bottom, “4–7/12/60” and “Numenórean carpet”. Orientation of inscription confirms that of Hammond & Scull’s reproduction.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 17r
artifacts patterns
black ink colored pencil pencil
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Julylower right[uncertain re orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Novemberverso, leftrotated 180º
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[103]46, lower rightrotated 180º
1995Art. & Ill. 191187
TAI #305Devices of Idril Celebrindal, sketch
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 13r
diagrams · designs heraldic devices
pencil
emblems · insignia
Idril Celebrindal
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 192188, top left
TAI #306Device of Idril Celebrindal
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 13r
heraldic devices
black ink colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia
Idril Celebrindal
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 192188, top center
TAI #119Idril Celebrindal heraldic device
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 13r
heraldic devices
black ink colored pen colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia
Idril Celebrindal
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Octoberverso (right)rotated 45º clockwise
1992Life & Legend [75]centermonochrome; rotated 45º counter-clockwise
1995Art. & Ill. 192188, top right
TAI #307Device of Idril Celebrindal
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 13r
heraldic devices
colored pen colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia
Idril Celebrindal
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 192188, center
TAI #308Device of Idril Celebrindal
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 13r
diagrams · designs heraldic devices
black ink colored pen colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia
Idril Celebrindal
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 192188, lower left
TAI #37Idril Celebrindal plaque with heraldic device

Inscribed above in Tengwar in blue pencil, “Menelluin Irildeo Ondolindello”; in Latin characters in pencil to the lower right, “Idril’s Device / The ‘Cornflower‘ pattern / Menelluin. / Origin of (often / debased) Numenorean / circular patterns”; and in Latin characters below, “Inlaid plaque / preserved from Gondolin / & descending from Earendil / to Númenor, whence it was / saved by Elendil & taken to / Gondor”. MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 12r 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. 11r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia plants · flowers · grasses
Idril Celebrindal
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back coverbottom rightdevice only
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Apriltop left of centerdevice only; [unsure of orientation]
1977The Silmarillion A·15dust jacket (back)centerdevice only
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Julyverso, rightdevice only
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, lower middledevice only
1992Life & Legend 77218
1992Life & Legend 91leftdevice only; black & white
1995Art. & Ill. 192189
2018Maker of Middle-earth [237]item 79device and title inscription only
TAI #117Eärendil heraldic device
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 30
heraldic devices
pencil
emblems · insignia moon stars
Eärendil
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Aprilverso (left)
1995Art. & Ill. 193190 (top left)
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 #309Gilgalad heraldic device
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 30r
heraldic devices
blue pen pencil
emblems · insignia stars
Gilgalad
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 193190, bottom left
TAI #32Finwë heraldic deviceSee also TAI #63

MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 2r, 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. 1r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia sun
Finwë
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back covertop right
1995Art. & Ill. 194191, upper
TAI #38Elwë heraldic device

MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 2r, shows that Hammond & Scull‘s orientation is correct; also, that each side is (or should be) 51mm — though this figure was crossed out and not emended.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 1r
heraldic devices
black ink colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia stars
Elwë
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back coverbottom
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Apriltop left[unsure of orientation]
1977The Silmarillion A·15dust jacket (back)bottom left
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Mayverso, leftrotated 90º counterclockwise
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, top left
1995Art. & Ill. 194191, lower
TAI #310Finarphin heraldic device

Inscribed in pencil to the right “Finarphin & / his House / esp. Finrod”. Related folio 4r says “DO NOT USE”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 3r
heraldic devices
black ink colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia sun
Finarphin
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [66]bottom leftmonochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 195192, top
2018Maker of Middle-earth 8039 (upper)
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 #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 #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 #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
TAI #311linquë súrisse

four bamboo-like stalks

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 53r
tableaux
black ink green ink
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 198196, upper left
2015Tolkien Estate web site Trees gallery9th item (“Three [sic] Grasses”)
TAI #312linquë súrisse

three sets of three stalks

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 53r
tableaux
black ink green ink
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 198196, center top
2015Tolkien Estate web site Trees gallery10th item (“Nine Grasses”)
TAI #313grass
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 53r
tableaux
black ink green ink
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 198196, right
2015Tolkien Estate web site Trees gallery1st item (“Stylized Grasses”)
TAI #314súriquessë

eleven stalks, fanned; leftmost stalk broken

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 53r
tableaux
black ink green ink red ink
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 198196, bottom
TAI #205frieze pattern with Crown of Gondor (III)

from second King’s Letter

Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/9/35/2a
friezes
black ink pencil
books · letters crowns · hats · helms
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1993Vinyar Tengwar vol. 29, p. 1near top left
1995Art. & Ill. 202199, top leftmonochrome
2015Art of LR 234187, top left
TAI #206frieze pattern with Crown of Gondor (IV)

from second King’s Letter

Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/9/35/2a
friezes
black ink
books · letters crowns · hats · helms
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1993Vinyar Tengwar vol. 29, p. 1near top right
1995Art. & Ill. 202199, top rightmonochrome
2015Art of LR 234187, top right
TAI #315The Misty Mountains
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 84, fol. 37r
perspectives
pencil watercolor
bridges · fords mountains · hills plants · flowers · grasses rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
The East-West Road Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Rhudaur
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 208200
2011Art of Hobbit 6035
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

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

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