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Tolkien Art Index

34 TAI reproductions in The History of the Hobbit

This is a listing of all works in the Tolkien Art Index reproduced in The History of the 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 History of the 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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #111“Smaug flies round the Mountain”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 24r
perspectives
black ink pencil watercolor white body color
architecture buildings moon mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas stars
Celduin (River Running) Dale The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Ered Mithrin (Grey Mountains) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18October
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[47]18
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-11-02
2007History of Hobbit plate X, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 10975
TAI #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #134Erebor sketchSee also TAI #133

On folio with TAI #133.

Marquette MS. Tolkien MSs-1/1/1
perspectives tableaux
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Celduin (River Running) Erebor (The Lonely Mountain)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987The Hobbit A·3·yiiimonochrome
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 plate 4, top
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 10monochrome
2004Invented Worlds 9
2007History of Hobbit frontispiecerecto
2011Art of Hobbit 5024
2011Double Worlds/Creative Process front coveralmost entirely obscured
2018Maker of Middle-earth [291]item 134, lower right
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 #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

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

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