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Art showing Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) : 31 items

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 #3Thror’s map

East is on top.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 34r
artifacts maps
blue ink red ink
arrows · compass roses Cirth dragons mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas spiders · insects
Celduin (River Running) The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Long Lake Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·bfront endsheet
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd28monochrome, with yellow-brown runes; moon-letters omitted
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd63monochrome, with runes on left in light yellow-brown
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-03-13spider & web only, rotated
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-03-27upper dragon only, flipped horizontally
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-09-25manicule and runes (from left) only
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 50moon-letters omitted
2011Art of Hobbit [3]lower dragon only; rust-colored ink
2011Art of Hobbit 5328
2018Maker of Middle-earth [292–93]96
2018Tolkien Treasures 92
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 #14WilderlandSee also TAI #463
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 35r
friezes maps
black ink blue ink
arrows · compass roses dragons mountains · hills roads · paths spiders · insects trees · forests
Anduin Bruinen (Loudwater) Carrock Celduin (River Running) The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Ered Mithrin (Grey Mountains) Esgaroth (Lake-town) The Forest River The Old Forest Road The Gladden Fields River Gladden Greylin River Langwell Long Lake Mirkwood Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Mitheithel (Hoarwell) Mount Gundabad Mountains of Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland) Rhudaur Rivendell (Imladris) The Withered Heath
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·bback endsheet
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·664452monochrome
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd336monochrome
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-06-26dragon only, in red, mirror image
1995Art. & Ill. 9487monochrome
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 399monochrome
2018Maker of Middle-earth [318–19]item 144
2018Tolkien Treasures 96
2018Tolkien Treasures [97]enlarged detail
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 #39The Lonely Mountain
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 102r
perspectives
black ink pencil
buildings dragons moon mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas stars
Smaug
Celduin (River Running) Dale The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Ered Mithrin (Grey Mountains) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1974Lonely Mountain (poster) E·ii·8
1987The Hobbit A·3·yi11per Hammond & Scull’s blog entry, “Foreword to the Hobbit”
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·663241
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd230
1995Art. & Ill. 143136
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 273
2011Art of Hobbit 11177
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 #133Thror’s Map (original version)See also TAI #134

On folio with TAI #134.

Marquette MS. Tolkien MSs-1/1/1
artifacts maps
black ink
arrows · compass roses mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Celduin (River Running) Dale The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Esgaroth (Lake-town) The Forest River Long Lake Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland) The Withered Heath
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987The Hobbit A·3·yii–iiimonochrome
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd29monochrome
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 plate 4, top
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 10monochrome
2004Invented Worlds 9
2007History of Hobbit vol. 1 frontispiece
2011Art of Hobbit 5024
2011History of Hobbit 2 frontispiece 1recto
2011Double Worlds/Creative Process front coverpartially obscured
2018Maker of Middle-earth [291]item 134
TAI #134Erebor sketchSee also TAI #133

On folio with TAI #133.

Marquette MS. Tolkien MSs-1/1/1
perspectives tableaux
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Celduin (River Running) Erebor (The Lonely Mountain)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987The Hobbit A·3·yiiimonochrome
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 plate 4, top
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 10monochrome
2004Invented Worlds 9
2007History of Hobbit frontispiecerecto
2011Art of Hobbit 5024
2011Double Worlds/Creative Process front coveralmost entirely obscured
2018Maker of Middle-earth [291]item 134, lower right
TAI #136Plan (I) of the Lonely MountainSee also TAI #334

Arbitrarily assigned “I”. Hammond & Scull call this a “Plan of the Lonely Mountain”; Anderson a “schematic drawing … of the Lonely Mountain as seen from the west.”

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 25r
diagrams · designs
black ink pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Celduin (River Running) The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987The Hobbit A·3·yi12monochrome
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd218monochrome
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 259, top
2007History of Hobbit plate II, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 12084
TAI #137“The Back Door”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 48r
perspectives tableaux
pencil
architecture Dwarves mountains · hills tools · instruments
Bilbo
Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987The Hobbit A·3·yi13
1995Art. & Ill. 138131
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 259, bottom
2007History of Hobbit plate IX, top
2011Art of Hobbit 10269
TAI #143The Hobbit trial dust-jacket
Marquette MS. Tolkien 1/2/4
tableaux
black ink pencil watercolor
birds · eagles dragons moon mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas sun trees · forests
Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Long Lake
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·668–91monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 149143monochrome
2007History of Hobbit dust jacket frontmonochrome on yellow; dragon, central mountain & next five peaks w/neighboring trees
2007History of Hobbit dust jacket front fly leafmonochrome on yellow; five mountains w/neighboring trees
2007History of Hobbit dust jacket back fly leafmonochrome on yellow; reversed; five mountains w/neighboring trees
2011Art of Hobbit 137100
2018Maker of Middle-earth [321]item 145
TAI #219Wilderland, preliminary art
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 49r
maps
black ink colored pencil pencil red ink
arrows · compass roses mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Anduin Celduin (River Running) Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Ered Mithrin (Grey Mountains) The Forest River The Old Forest Road Mirkwood Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Mount Gundabad Mountains of Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland) Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 9084
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 plate 4, bottom
2007History of Hobbit plate I, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 12488
2018Maker of Middle-earth [317]105
TAI #220“Thror’s Map. Copied by B. Baggins”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 33r
artifacts maps
black ink pencil red ink
arrows · compass roses Cirth mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Celduin (River Running) Dale The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Long Lake Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend 48107monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 9285monochrome
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 51monochrome
2007History of Hobbit plate I, top
2011Art of Hobbit 5125
TAI #221Thror’s Map proof
Marquette MS. Tolkien 1/2/5/1
artifacts maps
printed proof
arrows · compass roses Cirth dragons mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas spiders · insects
Celduin (River Running) Dale The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) The Forest River Long Lake Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 9386monochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 5429
TAI #236The Lonely Mountain
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 26r
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink colored pencil pencil red ink
buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Celduin (River Running) Dale The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 134128
2007History of Hobbit plate II, top
2011Art of Hobbit 12287, top
TAI #238Gnarled treeSee also TAI #12

Many (including Hammond & Scull in ArtH) have noticed that this anthropomorphic tree of Tolkien’s looks just like that in TAI #12. Inscribed in right margin, “July 1928” and in upper right corner, “20”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 88, fol. 20r
tableaux
black ink
trees · forests
Celduin (River Running) Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 136129
2011Art of Hobbit 10067
TAI #239“View from Back Door”

with and on top of TAI #240.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 48v
perspectives
black ink pencil
clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills sun
Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 139132
2007History of Hobbit plate IX, middle
2011Art of Hobbit 10370, right
TAI #240sketch of Erebor, River Running, Dale, Long Lake, and Forest River

With and underneath TAI #239.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 48v
diagrams · designs
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Celduin (River Running) Dale Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) The Forest River Long Lake Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 139132
2007History of Hobbit plate IX, middle
2011Art of Hobbit 10370, center left
TAI #241Smaug flies around the Lonely Mountain
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 22r
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture buildings clouds · mists · snow dragons mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Celduin (River Running) Dale The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Ered Mithrin (Grey Mountains) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 142134
2011Art of Hobbit 10874
TAI #242The Front Door
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 23r
friezes perspectives
black ink brown ink pencil watercolor
buildings dragons moon mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Celduin (River Running) Dale The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Ered Mithrin (Grey Mountains) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 142135
2007History of Hobbit plate X, top
2011Art of Hobbit 11076
TAI #243The Coming of the Eagles
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 45r
perspectives
black ink pencil red ink
birds · eagles clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills tools · instruments
Celduin (River Running) Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) The Iron Hills Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 145138monochrome
2007History of Hobbit plate XII, bottom right
2011Art of Hobbit 11680
TAI #244Design for Hobbit back cover and spine
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 43r
diagrams · designs friezes tableaux
black ink pencil
Cirth dragons moon mountains · hills
Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 147141monochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 13497
TAI #320Sketch (II) for Thror’s Map
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 22v
artifacts maps
black ink pencil
arrows · compass roses buildings dragons mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Celduin (River Running) Dale Dale The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) The Iron Hills Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 5226
TAI #329The White Dragon Pursues Roverandom & the Moondog

Not Smaug circling Erebor, but it might as well be.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 3r
perspectives
black ink
dragons moon mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas spiders · insects stars
Smaug
Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 10772
TAI #330Map of Lonely Mountain and surrounding lands
Marquette MS. Tolkien 1/1/10/4v
maps
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Celduin (River Running) The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Esgaroth (Lake-town) The Forest River Long Lake Mirkwood Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland) The Withered Heath
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 11781
TAI #331Map of Lonely Mountain and surrounding lands
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 50v
maps
black ink pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) The Forest River Long Lake Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 11882
TAI #332Map of Lonely Mountain and surrounding lands

Mountains to the north/east of Erebor more likely to be the Iron Hills than Ered Mithrin?

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 51r
maps
black ink colored pencil pencil
arrows · compass roses mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Celduin (River Running) Dale The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Ered Mithrin (Grey Mountains) Esgaroth (Lake-town) The Forest River The Iron Hills Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 11983
TAI #333Map of Lonely Mountain and surrounding lands
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 51r
maps
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Celduin (River Running) Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Long Lake Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 11983, lower right
TAI #334Plan (II) of the Lonely MountainSee also TAI #136
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 46r
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink
clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Celduin (River Running) The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 12085
TAI #335“View through B[ack] G[ate]”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 25v
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills
Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 12186

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

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