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Tolkien Art Index

29 TAI reproductions in The War of the Ring

This is a listing of all works in the Tolkien Art Index reproduced in The War of the Ring, 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 War of the Ring. 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 #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 #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 #161Orthanc 4, west elevation
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 98, fol. 2
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture buildings
Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·2833upper leftmonochrome
2015Art of LR 10778
TAI #162Orthanc 4, south elevation
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 98, fol. 2
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture buildings
Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·2833leftmonochrome
2015Art of LR 10778
TAI #163Orthanc 3
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 98, fol. 2
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Isengard Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·2833upper rightmonochrome
2015Art of LR 10778
TAI #164Orthanc 2
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 98, fol. 2
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture buildings rivers · lakes · seas
Isengard Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·2833centermonochrome
2015Art of LR 10778
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 #165Early sketch for Kirith Ungol (I)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/11/2a
diagrams · designs
black ink
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ennyn Dûr (Mordor Gates) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28108I
2015Art of LR 11886
TAI #166Early sketch of Kirith Ungol (III)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/11/9a
diagrams · designs
black ink
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ennyn Dûr (Mordor Gates) Minas Morgul Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28108IImonochrome
2015Art of LR 11988
TAI #167Early idea for Kirith Ungol (IV)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/11/13a
diagrams · designs
black ink
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28114monochrome
2015Art of LR 12089
TAI #168Map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 126r
maps
blue pen colored pencil pencil pink pen
bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Anduin Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Gondor Plateau of Gorgoroth Ithilien Lebennin Minas Morgul Minas Tirith Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Rohan
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·281171detail showing Sam & Frodo’s journey from Emyn Muil to the Morannon; redrawn in black ink by CT
2015Art of LR 134102detail showing Sam & Frodo’s journey from Emyn Muil to the Morannon
2015Art of LR 183144detail showing Sam & Frodo’s journey in Mordor
2015Art of LR 206161
2015Tolkien Estate web site Maps gallery3rd item (“Rohan ~ Gondor ~ Mordor”)
2018Maker of Middle-earth 394–[95]item 178
2018Tolkien Treasures 132
2018Tolkien Treasures [133]enlarged detail centering on Minas Tirith
TAI #169Minas Morghul and the Cross-roads
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 127r
maps
black ink colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
The Cross-roads Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Minas Morgul Mordor Morgul Vale
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28181monochrome
2015Art of LR 12391
2018Maker of Middle-earth [387]item 174
2018Tolkien Treasures 128
2018Tolkien Treasures [129]enlarged detail of Minas Morgul and the Cross-roads
TAI #170Plan of Shelob’s Lair

North and south (not east and west!) are flipped on the compass rose: arrows point in direction of travel, which was indeed west to east.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 16r
diagrams · designs
black ink blue ink pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor Shelob’s Lair
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28201monochrome
2015Art of LR 12694
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 #172Simplified plan of Shelob’s lair
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/17/28b, p. 62
diagrams · designs
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor Shelob’s Lair
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28225monochrome; typing removed (or CT redrawing?)
2015Art of LR 13097
TAI #173Early sketch of Dunharrow II
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/6/8a
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28239center (hidden by text)monochrome
2015Art of LR 150115, center
TAI #174Early sketch of Dunharrow III
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/6/8a
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28239rightmonochrome
2015Art of LR 150115, center right
TAI #175Early sketch of Dunharrow IV
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/6/8a
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28239bottommonochrome
2015Art of LR 150115, bottom
TAI #176Plan of Harrowdale
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/23/2a
maps
blue ink
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Dunharrow Edna Edoras Harrowdale Snowbourne Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28258monochrome
2015Art of LR 161125
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 #178Map of Rohan and Gondor (original art)See also TAI #419
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 118r
maps
colored pencil pencil
fire mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Anduin Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) The Cross-roads Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Gondor Lebennin Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Osgiliath Rohan
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28269redrawn in black in by CT
2015Art of LR 168132
2018Maker of Middle-earth 402
TAI #179Mindolluin (I)See also TAI #180

Together with TAI 180.

Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/1/24/3b
maps
black ink
mountains · hills
Gondor Minas Tirith Mindolluin
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28280upper: top leftmonochrome
2004Invented Worlds 23
2015Art of LR 144108, center upper left
TAI #180Mindolluin (II)See also TAI #179

Together with TAI 179.

Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/1/24/3b
maps
black ink
mountains · hills
Gondor Minas Tirith Mindolluin
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28280upper: bottom rightmonochrome
2004Invented Worlds 23
2015Art of LR 144108, center lower right
TAI #181Minas Tirith
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/1/24/3b
maps
black ink
mountains · hills roads · paths
Gondor Minas Tirith Mindolluin
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28280lower
2004Invented Worlds 23
2015Art of LR 144108, near bottom
TAI #182Plan of Minas Tirith

Compass rose has west and south switched. — cwmh

Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/1/4b
maps
pencil
arrows · compass roses mountains · hills roads · paths
Gondor Minas Tirith Mindolluin Rath Dínen (Silent Street) White Tower
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28290monochrome
2015Art of LR 147110
TAI #183Later sketch of Dunharrow (I)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/6/11a
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28314upper leftmonochrome
2015Art of LR 164128, center left
TAI #184Later sketch of Dunharrow (II)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/6/11a
perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths trees · forests
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28314lower leftmonochrome
2015Art of LR 164128, bottom left
TAI #185Later sketch of Dunharrow (III)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/6/11a
diagrams · designs
pencil
mountains · hills
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28314lower right
2015Art of LR 164128, bottom right
TAI #186The ‘Second Map’ of Middle-earth
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 123r
maps
black ink blue ink colored chalk colored pencil pencil red ink
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Anduin Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Emyn Muil Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Ered Lithui (Ashen Mountains) Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Gondor Lebennin Minas Morgul Minas Tirith Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Rohan Udûn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28434–5redrawn in black ink by CT
2015Art of LR 135103track of Frodo and Sam
2015Art of LR 136104
2015Art of LR 179141detail of NW Mordor
2018Maker of Middle-earth 400–[01]item 180
2018Tolkien Treasures 134
2018Tolkien Treasures [135]enlarged detail of the White Mountains

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

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