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40 TAI reproductions in The Annotated Hobbit

This is a listing of all works in the Tolkien Art Index reproduced in The Annotated Hobbit, 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 Annotated Hobbit. 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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #133Thror’s Map (original version)See also TAI #134

On folio with TAI #134.

Marquette MS. Tolkien MSs-1/1/1
artifacts maps
black ink
arrows · compass roses mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Celduin (River Running) Dale The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Esgaroth (Lake-town) The Forest River Long Lake Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland) The Withered Heath
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987The Hobbit A·3·yii–iiimonochrome
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd29monochrome
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 plate 4, top
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 10monochrome
2004Invented Worlds 9
2007History of Hobbit vol. 1 frontispiece
2011Art of Hobbit 5024
2011History of Hobbit 2 frontispiece 1recto
2011Double Worlds/Creative Process front coverpartially obscured
2018Maker of Middle-earth [291]item 134
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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #88The Elvenking’s gate from across the river

Verso: runes for Thror’s map; see Art of the Hobbit fig. 31, p. 57.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 36r
elvenking’s gate
perspectives
black ink pencil watercolor
architecture bridges · fords clouds · mists · snow moon rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths spiders · insects trees · forests
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18April
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[33]11
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd185monochrome
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 224monochrome
2007History of Hobbit plate VII, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 7950
2011Art of Hobbit 8959, top rightdetail of entrance
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 #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 #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 #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 #136Plan (I) of the Lonely MountainSee also TAI #334

Arbitrarily assigned “I”. Hammond & Scull call this a “Plan of the Lonely Mountain”; Anderson a “schematic drawing … of the Lonely Mountain as seen from the west.”

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 25r
diagrams · designs
black ink pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Celduin (River Running) The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987The Hobbit A·3·yi12monochrome
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd218monochrome
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 259, top
2007History of Hobbit plate II, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 12084
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 #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 #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 #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 #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

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

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