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6 TAI reproductions in Drawings by J.R.R. Tolkien

This is a listing of all works in the Tolkien Art Index reproduced in Drawings by J.R.R. Tolkien, 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 Drawings by J.R.R. Tolkien. 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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #19Dust jacket design for The Fellowship of the Ring (V)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 69r
diagrams · designs
black ink gold ink pencil red ink
eyes rings · jewels · gold Tengwar
Sauron
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1954The Lord of the Rings A·5dust jacketring & eye device, redrawn by printer’s artist
1954The Lord of the Rings A·5front coverring & eye device, redrawn by printer’s artist
1976Drawings E·i·1[back cover]ring & eye device, redrawn by printer’s artist
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12front coveragainst black background, ring & eye device, redrawn by printer’s artist
1993Descriptive Bibliography 93VIImonochrome, ring & eye device, redrawn by printer’s artist
2015Art of LR 216172

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

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