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Tolkien Art Index

63 TAI reproductions in Life and Legend

This is a listing of all works in the Tolkien Art Index reproduced in Life and Legend, 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 Life and Legend. 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 #354Dust-jacket design for The Fellowship of the Ring
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 24r
diagrams · designs
black ink colored pencil gold paint pencil red ink
eyes rings · jewels · gold Tengwar
Sauron
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [2]monochrome
2015Art of LR [16]ring and eye device only
2015Art of LR 214170
2018Maker of Middle-earth [367]item 167
2018Tolkien Treasures 106
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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #317“The Three Trolls are turned to Stone”See also TAI #92
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 20r
perspectives tableaux
black ink white body color
Dwarves fire sun tools · instruments tools · instruments trees · forests Trolls
Rhudaur The Trollshaws
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend 49108
2011Art of Hobbit 3814
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 #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 #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 #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 #464device
heraldic devices
emblems · insignia
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend 57black and white
1992Life & Legend [66]black and white
1992Life & Legend [82]black and white
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 #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 #152first “The Lord of the Rings” map

Geographic tags, division by real-world chronology (as partially evidenced by physical sheets), and subdivision by coordinates, all forthcoming.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 103r
maps
black ink blue ink colored chalk colored pencil pencil red ink
bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1989HM7: Treason 302Map Ienlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 305Map IIenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 308Map IIIAenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 309Map IIIenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 314Map IVAenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 317Map IVBenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 317Map IVCenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 319Map IVDenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 319Map IVEenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1992Life & Legend 63176monochrome
2015Art of LR 9670
2015Art of LR 9771, top right and bottom leftenlarged detail
2015Art of LR 9771, bottom center and bottom rightenlarged detail
2015Art of LR 9771, lower rightenlarged detail
2015Art of LR 11583enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [front endpapers]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [front endpaper, verso]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [398]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [399]item 179
2018Maker of Middle-earth [417]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [rear endpapers]enlarged detail
TAI #464device
heraldic devices
emblems · insignia
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend 57black and white
1992Life & Legend [66]black and white
1992Life & Legend [82]black and white
TAI #35Eärendil heraldic device

MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 6r, confirms orientation; also, that each side is (or should be) 51mm — though this figure was crossed out and not emended. Faint compassed circle guide surrounds it, several mm outside of furthest extremities

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 5r
heraldic devices
black ink colored pencil pencil watercolor
emblems · insignia stars
Eärendil
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back coverright
1977The Silmarillion A·15dust jacket (back)top right
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Februaryverso, righttipped 45º
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, near bottom right
1992Life & Legend [66]top leftmonochrome
TAI #33Fëanor heraldic device

Inscribed to the right in pencil, “Fëanor”. MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 6r, 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. 5r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia sun
Fëanor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back coverleft
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Februarytop left[unsure of orientation]
1977The Silmarillion A·15dust jacket (back)bottom right
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Octoberverso, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, near top right
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-07-17mirrored vertically
1992Life & Legend [66]middle leftmonochrome
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 #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 #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 #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 #121‘I Vene Kemen’

In A·21·a and A·21·b, this was redrawn and printed in-line on page 84.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 2/III, fol. 9r
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
architecture buildings moon rivers · lakes · seas ships · boats stars
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1983HM1: Lost Tales I A·21frontispiecehalf-tone plate
1984HM1: Lost Tales I A·21·c84half-tone plate
1992Life & Legend 70201
2018Maker of Middle-earth 210–[11]item 68
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 #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 #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 #481daisy study for “Lúthien Tinúviel” heraldic device
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 7r
diagrams · designs
colored pencil pencil
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend 74217, upper rightmonochrome; inlaid plaque including device
1992Life & Legend 77217, upper rightinlaid plaque including device
2018Tolkien Treasures 80upper right
TAI #482poinsettia study for “Lúthien Tinúviel” heraldic device
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 7r
diagrams · designs
pencil
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend 74217, lower rightmonochrome; inlaid plaque including device
2018Tolkien Treasures 80lower right
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 #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 #114bird in flowering tree
tableaux
birds · eagles plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Novembercenter
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[95]42, center
1983The Silmarillion A·15·jfront cover
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-01-17
1992Life & Legend 77212
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 #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 #481daisy study for “Lúthien Tinúviel” heraldic device
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 7r
diagrams · designs
colored pencil pencil
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend 74217, upper rightmonochrome; inlaid plaque including device
1992Life & Legend 77217, upper rightinlaid plaque including device
2018Tolkien Treasures 80upper right
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 #34“Númenórean tile”

MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 15r, confirms orientation. Inscribed in pencil to right, “10–13/12/60”. Inscribed in pencil below, “Numenórean tile from Elennor / preserved in Gondor. / Pattern derived from the / Gondolin (Idril’s Device / the Cornflower-pattern / Menelluin)”

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 14r
artifacts patterns
black ink colored pencil pencil
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back covercenter
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Julytop
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Marchverso
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[103]46, toprotated 90º counterclockwise
1992Life & Legend 77219
2018Maker of Middle-earth 174
TAI #464device
heraldic devices
emblems · insignia
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend 57black and white
1992Life & Legend [66]black and white
1992Life & Legend [82]black and white
TAI #465web pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 22v
patterns
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [82]MS Tolkien drawings 91, fol. 22v: top leftmonochrome
TAI #466web pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 22v
patterns
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [82]MS Tolkien drawings 91, fol. 22v: top rightmonochrome
TAI #467frieze pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 22v
patterns
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [82]MS Tolkien drawings 91, fol. 22v: near topmonochrome
TAI #468frieze pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 22v
friezes patterns
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [82]MS Tolkien drawings 91, fol. 22v: upper center leftmonochrome
TAI #469web pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 22v
patterns
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [82]MS Tolkien drawings 91, fol. 22v: upper center rightmonochrome
TAI #470frieze of assorted patterns
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 22v
friezes patterns
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [82]MS Tolkien drawings 91, fol. 22v: across centermonochrome
TAI #471frieze pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 22v
friezes patterns
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [82]MS Tolkien drawings 91, fol. 22v: left centermonochrome
TAI #472frieze of two symmetrical curves
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 22v
friezes patterns
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [82]MS Tolkien drawings 91, fol. 22v: right centermonochrome
TAI #473‘e’-shaped curve
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 22v
patterns
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [82]MS Tolkien drawings 91, fol. 22v: lower center leftmonochrome
TAI #474‘9’-shaped curve
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 22v
patterns
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [82]MS Tolkien drawings 91, fol. 22v: lower center far leftmonochrome
TAI #475frieze pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 22v
friezes patterns
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [82]MS Tolkien drawings 91, fol. 22v: lower centermonochrome
TAI #476viaduct-like frieze pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 22v
friezes patterns
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [82]MS Tolkien drawings 91, fol. 22v: lower center rightmonochrome
TAI #477frieze pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 22v
friezes patterns
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [82]MS Tolkien drawings 91, fol. 22v: bottom leftmonochrome
TAI #478frieze pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 22v
friezes patterns
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [82]MS Tolkien drawings 91, fol. 22v: bottom centermonochrome
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 #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 #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 #480plant
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 22v
patterns
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [88]
TAI #132First Silmarillion map
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 2/X, fol. 3r
maps
black ink colored pencil green ink pencil red ink
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Beleriand Doriath Hithlum
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1986HM4: Shaping A·24·a220–1north and south halves on 2 color plates
1986HM4: Shaping A·24·b220–1north and south halves in b&w
1992Life & Legend 89198monochrome
2018Maker of Middle-earth [223]item 73
2018Tolkien Treasures 68
2018Tolkien Treasures [69]detail of northwest
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 #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 #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

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

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