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Art showing Mirkwood : 25 items

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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #135“Gate of the Elvenking’s Halls”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 33r
elvenking’s gate
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987The Hobbit A·3·yi8
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd184
1995Art. & Ill. 127120
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 224, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 8253
2011Art of Hobbit 8959, bottom leftdetail of entrance
TAI #142Sketch map from the Hobbit manuscript
Marquette MS. Tolkien 1/1/7/10
maps
black ink pencil
buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Anduin Carrock The Gladden Fields River Gladden Mirkwood Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·663129
2011Art of Hobbit 7245
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 #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 #231Entrance to the Elvenking’s Halls
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 35r
elvenking’s gate
perspectives
black ink pencil watercolor
architecture bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 124117
2011Art of Hobbit 7849
2011Art of Hobbit 8959, top leftdetail of entrance
TAI #232Entrance to the Elvenking’s Halls
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 32r
elvenking’s gate
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture bridges · fords mountains · hills plants · flowers · grasses rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 125118
2011Art of Hobbit 8051
2011Art of Hobbit 8959, center leftdetail of entrance
TAI #233Entrance to the Elvenking’s Halls
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 31r
elvenking’s gate
black ink pencil
architecture bridges · fords clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills plants · flowers · grasses rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 125119
2011Art of Hobbit 8152
2011Art of Hobbit 8959, center rightdetail of entrance
TAI #234sketch for Bilbo Comes to the Huts of the Raft-elves
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 20r
barrel rider
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas tools · instruments trees · forests
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 130123
2007History of Hobbit plate VIII, top
2011Art of Hobbit 9463
TAI #237map of the Long Lake
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 26r
maps
black ink colored pencil pencil red ink
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Celduin (River Running) Esgaroth (Lake-town) The Forest River Long Lake Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 134128
2007History of Hobbit plate II, top
2011Art of Hobbit 12287, bottom
TAI #324Revised map of the Misty Mountains and the upper part of the Great River
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 50r
maps
black ink colored pencil pencil
bridges · fords buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Anduin Carrock The Old Forest Road Mirkwood Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 7346
TAI #325Entrance to the Elvenking’s halls
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 18v
elvenking’s gate
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 8656
TAI #326”Elfking’s Gate”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 18r
elvenking’s gate
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 8757
TAI #327Preliminary art for Sketch for The Forest River
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 47v
barrel rider
perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 9160
TAI #328The Forest River
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 47r
barrel rider
perspectives
crayon pencil
moon mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 9362
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 #351Sketch for “Bilbo Comes to the Huts of the Raft Elves”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 29v
barrel rider
perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 142105

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