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Art showing Moria : 17 items

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 #122Doors of Durin, later manuscript
Marquette 3/4/15/1a
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs
blue ink pencil
crowns · hats · helms moon stars Tengwar tools · instruments trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1984Manuscripts E·i·3front cover
1995Art. & Ill. 158151monochrome
2015Art of LR 6742
TAI #148Map of the Misty Mountains and lands to the south and east
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 12
maps
black ink pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Anduin Bree Bruinen (Loudwater) Dimril Dale Eregion (Hollin) Fangorn Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Mitheithel (Hoarwell) Moria Rhovanion (Wilderland) Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1988HM6: Shadow 439monochrome
2015Art of LR 5835
TAI #150The West Gate of Moria: earliest drawing of the inscription and signsSee also TAI #151
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/3/10
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs
black ink pencil
crowns · hats · helms moon stars Tengwar tools · instruments trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1989HM7: Treason 182monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 158150monochrome
2004Invented Worlds 13
2015Art of LR 6741
2018Maker of Middle-earth [342]111
TAI #151tree by Doors of DurinSee also TAI #150
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/3/10/11b
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs
pencil
moon trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1989HM7: Treason 182upper rightmonochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 158150, upper rightmonochrome
2004Invented Worlds 13
2015Art of LR 6741, upper right
2018Maker of Middle-earth [342]111, upper right
TAI #252Doors of Durin, revised drawing
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 36r
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs
blue ink pencil
crowns · hats · helms moon stars Tengwar tools · instruments trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 158152monochrome
2015Art of LR 6743
2015Art of LR back coverwithout inscription; rendered as white on black
2018Maker of Middle-earth [340]item 153
2018Tolkien Treasures 114
TAI #253Doors of Durin, art for the printer
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 34r
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs
black ink pencil
crowns · hats · helms stars Tengwar tools · instruments trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 158153monochrome
2015Art of LR 6744
TAI #255Dimrill Dale and Mountains of Moria
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol 11r
diagrams · designs perspectives
colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Caradhras (Barazinbar; Redhorn) Celebdil (Zirakzigil; Silvertine) Dimril Dale Fanuidhol (Bundushathûr; Cloudyhead) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 163158monochrome
2015Art of LR 6137
TAI #369Contour sketch of the Misty Mountains around Mirrormere
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 10r
diagrams · designs maps
colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Dimril Dale Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6036, top left
TAI #370Contour sketch of the Misty Mountains near Mirrormere
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 10r
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
mountains · hills
Dimril Dale Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6036, top right
TAI #371Contour sketch of the Misty Mountains near Mirrormere
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 10r
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
mountains · hills
Dimril Dale Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6036, upper right
TAI #372Contour sketch of the Misty Mountains near Mirrormere
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 10r
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
mountains · hills
Dimril Dale Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6036, near upper right
TAI #373Contour sketch of the Misty Mountains near Mirrormere
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 10r
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
mountains · hills
Dimril Dale Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6036, near center right
TAI #374Contour sketch of the Misty Mountains near Mirrormere
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 10r
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
mountains · hills
Dimril Dale Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6036, center right
TAI #375Contour map of the Misty Mountains near Mirrormere
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 10r
maps perspectives
black ink colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Dimril Dale Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6036, lower half
TAI #376Moria West Gate

recto is TAI #25.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 72v (also MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 15v)
perspectives
pencil
architecture mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6338

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

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