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Art showing Shelob’s Lair : 6 items

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 #170Plan of Shelob’s Lair

North and south (not east and west!) are flipped on the compass rose: arrows point in direction of travel, which was indeed west to east.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 16r
diagrams · designs
black ink blue ink pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor Shelob’s Lair
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28201monochrome
2015Art of LR 12694
TAI #171Kirith Ungol from the second stair (II)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/6/8/5a
perspectives
black ink colored pencil pencil
buildings fire mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor Shelob’s Lair
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28204monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 176172
2015Art of LR 12996
TAI #172Simplified plan of Shelob’s lair
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/17/28b, p. 62
diagrams · designs
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor Shelob’s Lair
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28225monochrome; typing removed (or CT redrawing?)
2015Art of LR 13097
TAI #397Kirith Ungol from the second stair, first version
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/17/9a
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor Shelob’s Lair
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 12995
TAI #398The Cleft of Kirith Ungol, second version
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/17/28a, p. 60–61
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor Shelob’s Lair
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 13299

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

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