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117 TAI reproductions in Pictures

This is a listing of all works in the Tolkien Art Index reproduced in Pictures, 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 Pictures. 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 #93frieze pattern

Inscribed in pencil in lower right, “14/11/60”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 70r
friezes patterns
black pen green pen red pen
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Julytop left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2title pagetop center triangle only, reproduced twice, once rotated 180º
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[99]44, lower rightrotated 180º
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 #226sketch (III) for The Hill: Hobbiton across the Water

I’ve not seen the first impression of the first edition of Pictures; Christopher Tolkien’s description of “an unpublished sketch of Hobbiton … in which … there are no words … on the signpost” can, however, refer only to this piece — unless there is a further otherwise-unpublished sketch. I’d love to hear from anyone who has the first impression!

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 12v
The Hill
perspectives
pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Bag End Bagshot Row The Hill Hobbiton The Shire The Water
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2·a[12]1, leftfirst impression of E·i·2·a only
1995Art. & Ill. 10396
2011Art of Hobbit 309
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 #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 #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 #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 #55“Rivendell looking West”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 10r
Rivendell
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Rhudaur Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12November
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[19]4
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·662918monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 114105
2011Art of Hobbit 4420
2015Tolkien Estate web site Website Illustrations gallery3rd item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [302]100
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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #24“Old Man Willow”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 71r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
clouds · mists · snow plants · flowers · grasses rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
The Old Forest The Withywindle
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1972’73 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·5August
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6August
1973’74 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·7August
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12JanuaryDrawings by J.R.R. Tolkien states this is an “enlarged detail.” Hammond & Anderson does not. Could someone check this?
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[53]21
1995Art. & Ill. 155147
2015Art of LR 4223
2015Tolkien Estate web site Trees gallery4th item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [334–35]item 151
2018Tolkien Treasures [111]
TAI #20Doors of Durin

This “final art” by Tolkien was subsequently emended by a printer’s artist. For example, faint pencil just inside the lower of the two arch lines (above the seven stars) has been erased, as has a similar pencil line just above the text below the drawing; also, that text has been dropped slightly to allow more room between it and the drawing.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 16r
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs
black ink pencil
architecture crowns · hats · helms stars Tengwar tools · instruments trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1954The Lord of the Rings A·51.3191.319emended by printer’s artist — see Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 38r
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[54]22, leftemended by printer’s artist — see Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 38r
1995Art. & Ill. 159154emended by printer’s artist — see Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 38r
2015Art of LR 7046
2018Maker of Middle-earth [55]27
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 #56Book of Mazarbul; page 1, final artSee also TAI #381
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 73r
artifacts
black ink red ink watercolor
books · letters Cirth
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Decembertopwith leaves 2 & 3
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2a, E·i·2b[57]23, topwith leaves 2 & 3
1992Pictures 2 E·i·2c[59]24, topwith leaves 2 & 3; (items 23 and 24 were switched for this edition)
1995Lord of the Rings (Croatian xlation) A·5per Reader’s Companion
2004The Lord of the Rings (50th ann. ed.) following 3201st plate, v
2015Art of LR 8661
2015Tolkien Estate web site Calligraphy gallery1st item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [349]item 157
TAI #57Book of Mazarbul; page 2, final artSee also TAI #384
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 74r
artifacts
black ink watercolor
books · letters Tengwar
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Decemberlower leftwith leaves 1 & 3
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2a, E·i·2b[57]23, lower leftwith leaves 1 & 3
1992Pictures 2 E·i·2c[59]24, lower leftwith leaves 1 & 3; (items 23 and 24 were switched for this edition)
1995Lord of the Rings (Croatian xlation) A·5per Reader’s Companion
2004The Lord of the Rings (50th ann. ed.) following 3202nd plate, r
2015Art of LR 8662
2015Tolkien Estate web site Calligraphy gallery2nd item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [349]item 158
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 #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 #28‘The Forest of Lothlorien in Spring’
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 12r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
Lórien (Lothlórien)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6April
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12April
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[61]25
1995Art. & Ill. 162157
2015Art of LR 8864
2015Tolkien Estate web site Trees gallery5th item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [351]item 160
2018Tolkien Treasures [104]enlarged detail
2018Tolkien Treasures 118
TAI #49“Helm’s Deep & the Hornburg”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 76r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
The Deeping Stream Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Helm’s Deep Hornburg Rohan Thrihyrne Westfold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Junetext removed
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[63]26text removed
1995Art. & Ill. 165161monochrome
2015Art of LR 10174
TAI #51“Orthanc”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 78r
diagrams · designs
black ink pencil
architecture buildings
Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Augustleftwith “Minas Tirith”
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[64]27, leftwith “Minas Tirith”
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29139III, rightmonochrome
2015Art of LR 11080, right
TAI #52“Stanburg / Steinborg”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 18r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Gondor Minas Tirith Mindolluin White Tower
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Augustrightwith “Orthanc”
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[65]27, right
1995Art. & Ill. 173168
2015Art of LR 142106
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 #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 #54“Orodruin, Mt. Doom, Sam’s Path”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 82r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
bridges · fords clouds · mists · snow fire mountains · hills roads · paths
Plateau of Gorgoroth Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Sammath Naur (Chambers of Fire)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Octoberleftwith “the Walls of Barad-dûr”
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[70]30, left
1992HM9a: Sauron A·2942
2015Art of LR 191150, center
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 #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 #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 #71Nargothrond
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 46
elvenking’s gate
perspectives
pencil watercolor
architecture mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Beleriand Nargothrond River Narog
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15May
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Aprilrecto
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[77]33
2011Art of Hobbit 8454
TAI #72Nargothrond
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 50
elvenking’s gate
perspectives
pencil
architecture mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Beleriand Nargothrond River Narog
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Junecolorized
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Januaryrectocolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[78]34, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[79]34, rightcolorized
1995Art. & Ill. 6056
2015Tolkien Estate web site Landscapes gallery11th item
TAI #72Nargothrond
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 50
elvenking’s gate
perspectives
pencil
architecture mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Beleriand Nargothrond River Narog
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Junecolorized
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Januaryrectocolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[78]34, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[79]34, rightcolorized
1995Art. & Ill. 6056
2015Tolkien Estate web site Landscapes gallery11th item
TAI #59“Gondolin and the Vale of Tumladen from Cristhorn”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 12r
perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Gondolin Vale of Tumladen
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Januarycolorized
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Augustrectocolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[80]35, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[81]35, rightcolorized
1995Art. & Ill. 6158
TAI #59“Gondolin and the Vale of Tumladen from Cristhorn”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 12r
perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Gondolin Vale of Tumladen
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Januarycolorized
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Augustrectocolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[80]35, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[81]35, rightcolorized
1995Art. & Ill. 6158
TAI #75Tol Sirion
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 51
perspectives
pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings moon mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths sun trees · forests
Ered Wethrin Taur-nu-Fuin (Dorthonion) Tol Sirion
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Septembercolorized
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Mayrectocolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[82]36, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[83]36, rightcolorized
1995Art. & Ill. 5955
TAI #75Tol Sirion
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 51
perspectives
pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings moon mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths sun trees · forests
Ered Wethrin Taur-nu-Fuin (Dorthonion) Tol Sirion
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Septembercolorized
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Mayrectocolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[82]36, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[83]36, rightcolorized
1995Art. & Ill. 5955
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 #29“Beleg finds Gwindor in Taur-nu-Fuin”See also TAI #9

Later titled “Fangorn Forest,” an early name for Taur-nu-Fuin (Dorthonion), not to be confused with Treebeard’s Fangorn. The image was later the inspiration for “Mirkwood.”

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 14r
perspectives
black ink colored ink pencil watercolor
trees · forests
Beleriand Taur-nu-Fuin (Dorthonion)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6December
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12May
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15August
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Marchrector/l reversed
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[85]37, right
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-12-30
1995Art. & Ill. 5854
2011Art of Hobbit 7648
2015Tolkien Estate web site Website Illustrations gallery5th item (“Taur-na-Fúin [sic] ~ Fangorn Forest”)
2018Maker of Middle-earth [4–5]enlarged detail showing Beleg
2018Maker of Middle-earth 224–[225]item 74
2018Tolkien Treasures 72
2018Tolkien Treasures [73]enlarged detail showing Beleg and Gwindor
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 #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 #77dragon coiled around a tree
tableaux
dragons trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Januarybottom left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[91]40, lower left
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-08-21
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 #21The Tree of Amalion
perspectives
black ink
plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1964Tree & Leaf A·7front cover
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[92]41, left
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-07-24
1993Descriptive Bibliography 185VIII
2015Tolkien Estate web site Trees gallery6th item (“Stylized Tree”)
TAI #89The Tree of Amalion
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 53
tableaux
colored pencil pencil
plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Maytop left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[93]41, top
1979Tree & Leaf; Smith; Beorhtnoth A·13cover(third impression)
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-12-12mirror image
1995Art. & Ill. 6462
2015Tolkien Estate web site Website Illustrations gallery (“The Tree of Amalión [sic]”)
TAI #90The Tree of Amalion
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 88, fol. 1
tableaux
black ink colored pencil watercolor
plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Maybottom left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[93]41, bottom
2015Tolkien Estate web site Trees gallery8th item (“Tree in Flower”)
2018Maker of Middle-earth [183]item 47
2018Tolkien Treasures [60]detail
2018Tolkien Treasures 61
TAI #91upright tree
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 36r
tableaux
plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Mayright
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[93]41, right
2015Tolkien Estate web site Trees gallery7th item (“Flowering Tree”)
TAI #112seascape frieze
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 52
friezes tableaux
colored pencil pencil
birds · eagles clouds · mists · snow rivers · lakes · seas
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Novembertop
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[95]42, top
1983The Silmarillion A·15·jfront coverdetail
1995Art. & Ill. 6259, top
TAI #113flower
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 47r
tableaux
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·7Novemberleft
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[95]42, left
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-08-07
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 #115flower
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 47r
tableaux
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Novemberright
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[95]42, right
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-11-13
TAI #116mountains & trees frieze
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 52
friezes tableaux
colored pencil pencil
clouds · mists · snow moon mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·7Novemberbottom
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[95]42, bottom
1983The Silmarillion A·15·jfront coverdetail
1995Art. & Ill. 6259, middle
TAI #78pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 37r
patterns
black pen green pen red pen
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Marchtop left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[97]43, top left
TAI #79pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 10r
patterns
black pen green pen red pen
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Marchtop center left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[97]43, top center left
TAI #80pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 10r
patterns
black pen green pen red pen
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Marchtop center right
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[97]43, top center right
TAI #81nautilus pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 93
patterns
black pen green pen red pen
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Marchtop right
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[97]43, top right
TAI #82flower pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 37r
patterns tableaux
colored pen
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Marchleft
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[97]43, left
TAI #83pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 110
patterns
black pen blue pen green pen red pen
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Marchmiddle left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[97]43, middle left
TAI #84paisley pattern

inscribed in pen at bottom of page, “13/6/60”

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 31r
patterns
colored pen
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Marchmiddle right
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[97]43, middle right
TAI #85pineapple pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 155
patterns
colored pen
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Marchlower left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[97]43, lower left
TAI #86pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 174
patterns
colored pen
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Marchlower right
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[97]43, lower right
TAI #87paisley pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
patterns
green pen red pen
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Marchright
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[97]43, right
TAI #103frieze pattern

Inscribed in pencil in lower right of folio, “18/11/60”

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 74r
friezes patterns
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Julylower right
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[99]44, upper leftrotated 180º
TAI #102frieze pattern

Inscribed in pencil in lower right of folio, “16/11/60”

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 72r
friezes patterns
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Julylower left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[99]44, upper rightrotated 180º
TAI #101coiled insect pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 73r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
spiders · insects
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Julynear lower rightrotated 180º
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[99]44, near upper leftrotated 180º
1995Art. & Ill. [186]183, center left
TAI #100ribbon pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 67r
patterns
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Julybottom center
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[99]44, top centerrotated 180º
TAI #99paisley pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 71r
patterns
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Julynear lower leftrotated about 45º clockwise
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[99]44, near upper rightrotated about 135º counterclockwise
TAI #98ribbon pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 67r
friezes patterns
black pen green pen red pen
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Julycenter
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[99]44, centerrotated 180º
TAI #97paisley pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 73r
patterns
black ink colored pen colored pencil pencil
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Julynear upper rightrotated 90º counterclockwise
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[99]44, near lower leftrotated 90º clockwise
1995Art. & Ill. [186]183, right
TAI #96sun pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 73r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Julynear upper left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[99]44, near lower rightrotated 180º
1995Art. & Ill. [186]183, top right
TAI #95ribbon pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 67r
patterns
black pen green pen red pen
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Julytop center
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[99]44, bottom centerrotated 180º
TAI #94frieze pattern

Inscribed in pencil in lower right, “14/11/60”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 70r
friezes patterns
black pen green pen red pen
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Julyupper right
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[99]44, lower leftrotated 180º
TAI #93frieze pattern

Inscribed in pencil in lower right, “14/11/60”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 70r
friezes patterns
black pen green pen red pen
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Julytop left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2title pagetop center triangle only, reproduced twice, once rotated 180º
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[99]44, lower rightrotated 180º
TAI #105border frieze pattern
friezes patterns
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Septemberouter edge
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[101]45, outer edge
TAI #106plant
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 52r
tableaux
plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Septembertop left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[101]45, top left
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-08-28flipped horizontally
TAI #107pilinehtar
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 63r
tableaux
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Septembercenter
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[101]45, center
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-04-17
TAI #108weeping plant
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 49r
tableaux
plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Septembertop right
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[101]45, top right
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-02-21
TAI #109plant
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 49r
tableaux
plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Septemberbottom left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[101]45, bottom left
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-05-01
TAI #110Inziladûn: Númellótë (‘Flower of the West’)

Title & translation per C.T. in UT p. 227 †13.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 48r
tableaux
plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Septemberbottom right
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[101]45, bottom right
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 #73“Núm[enórean] carpet”

Inscribed in pencil at bottom, “7–9/12/60” and “Num carpet”. Orientation of inscription confirms that of reproductions.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 16r
artifacts patterns
black ink colored pencil pencil
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Julylower left
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Januaryverso, right
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[103]46, lower left
TAI #74“Númenórean carpet”

Inscribed in pencil at bottom, “4–7/12/60” and “Numenórean carpet”. Orientation of inscription confirms that of Hammond & Scull’s reproduction.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 17r
artifacts patterns
black ink colored pencil pencil
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Julylower right[uncertain re orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Novemberverso, leftrotated 180º
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[103]46, lower rightrotated 180º
1995Art. & Ill. 191187
TAI #38Elwë heraldic device

MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 2r, shows that Hammond & Scull‘s orientation is correct; also, that each side is (or should be) 51mm — though this figure was crossed out and not emended.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 1r
heraldic devices
black ink colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia stars
Elwë
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back coverbottom
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Apriltop left[unsure of orientation]
1977The Silmarillion A·15dust jacket (back)bottom left
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Mayverso, leftrotated 90º counterclockwise
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, top left
1995Art. & Ill. 194191, lower
TAI #65“Melian” heraldic device

Inscribed to the lower right in pencil, “Melian”, with the orientation shown in Pictures and A&I.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 32r
heraldic devices
black ink blue ink colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia stars
Melian
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Aprilcenter[unsure of orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Septemberverso
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, top center
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-08-14rotated 180º
1995Art. & Ill. 196193
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 #63“Finwë” heraldic deviceSee also TAI #32

Inscribed in pencil to right of item, “Finwe´ of the High / Kings of the Noldor / Lozenged form”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 26r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia sun
Finwë
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Apriltop right of center[unsure of orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Mayverso (right)rotated 180º
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, near top leftrotated 90º counterclockwise
1991’92 Diary E·ii·29intro
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 #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 #70‘Beren Gamlost’ heraldic device and plaquard

Inscribed to the right in pencil, “Beren Gamlost / historical / plaque”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 29r
heraldic devices
black ink colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia mountains · hills stars sun
Beren
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Aprillower rightdevice only; [unsure of orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Augustverso, rightdevice only
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, upper middledevice only
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-01-03device only
2018Maker of Middle-earth [238]item 82, top
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 #64“Finrod” Felagund heraldic device

Inscribed in pencil to the lower left, “___ emblem / of Finrod” and two more lines I cannot read. The device and its inscribed text are rotated 180º compared to everything else on MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 29r, but the torch and the inscription confirm this orientation.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 29r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia fire tools · instruments
Finrod Felagund
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Aprilcenter leftdevice only; [unsure of orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Augustverso, leftdevice only
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, lower leftdevice only
2018Maker of Middle-earth [238]item 82rotated 180º
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 #66Gilgalad heraldic device
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 30r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia stars
Gilgalad
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Aprilcenter right[unsure of orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Aprilverso, right
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, lower right
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-04-24rotated 180º
1995Art. & Ill. 193190, far right
TAI #68“Bëor” heraldic device
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 33r
heraldic devices
emblems · insignia
Bëor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Aprillower left of center[unsure of orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Januaryverso (left)rotated 180º
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, near bottom left
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 #61“Hador” heraldic device

Inscribed to the right in pencil, “Hador”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 28r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia
Hador
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Februarylower left[unsure of orientation]
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, bottom left
TAI #67heraldic device of the Silmarils

Inscribed in pencil to the right, “Ancient / Emblem / representing / one derivation of / the Silmarils / from the light of / the trees upon / Ezellohar”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 34r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Aprillower left[unsure of orientation]
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, bottom center
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-04-04
TAI #69“House of Haleth” heraldic device

Inscribed in pencil to the right, “House of Haleth” and two more words.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 27r
heraldic devices
emblems · insignia plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
Haleth
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Aprillower right of center[unsure of orientation]
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, bottom right
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-05-08

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

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