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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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #121‘I Vene Kemen’

In A·21·a and A·21·b, this was redrawn and printed in-line on page 84.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 2/III, fol. 9r
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
architecture buildings moon rivers · lakes · seas ships · boats stars
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1983HM1: Lost Tales I A·21frontispiecehalf-tone plate
1984HM1: Lost Tales I A·21·c84half-tone plate
1992Life & Legend 70201
2018Maker of Middle-earth 210–[11]item 68
TAI #123“Isengard & Orthanc (5)”
Marquette 3/5/8/21a
perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills
Isengard Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1984Manuscripts E·i·315
1990HM8: War A·2834monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 168164monochrome
2004Invented Worlds front cover
2004Invented Worlds 10
2015Art of LR 11382
TAI #138”Bag End Underhill”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 3r
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture buildings plants · flowers · grasses roads · paths trees · forests
Bag End The Hill Hobbiton The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987The Hobbit A·3·bi14
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd24
1995Art. & Ill. 9890monochromen
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 46
2011Art of Hobbit 222
TAI #139“The Hill: Hobbiton”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 5r
The Hill
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Bagshot Row The Hill Hobbiton The Shire The Water
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·66135
1995Art. & Ill. 10092monochrome
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 62
2011Art of Hobbit 254
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 #147Plan of Bree
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 2v
maps
black ink pencil
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Bree The East-West Road The Greenway
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1988HM6: Shadow 335monochrome
2015Art of LR 4525
TAI #149“Orthanc (1)”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 98, fol. 1r
perspectives
black ink colored pencil pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Isengard Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1989HM7: Treason plate I
1995Art. & Ill. 166162
2015Art of LR 10677
2015Tolkien Estate web site Landscapes gallery3rd item (“Orthanc”)
TAI #161Orthanc 4, west elevation
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 98, fol. 2
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture buildings
Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·2833upper leftmonochrome
2015Art of LR 10778
TAI #162Orthanc 4, south elevation
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 98, fol. 2
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture buildings
Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·2833leftmonochrome
2015Art of LR 10778
TAI #163Orthanc 3
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 98, fol. 2
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Isengard Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·2833upper rightmonochrome
2015Art of LR 10778
TAI #164Orthanc 2
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 98, fol. 2
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture buildings rivers · lakes · seas
Isengard Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·2833centermonochrome
2015Art of LR 10778
TAI #165Early sketch for Kirith Ungol (I)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/11/2a
diagrams · designs
black ink
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ennyn Dûr (Mordor Gates) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28108I
2015Art of LR 11886
TAI #166Early sketch of Kirith Ungol (III)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/11/9a
diagrams · designs
black ink
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ennyn Dûr (Mordor Gates) Minas Morgul Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28108IImonochrome
2015Art of LR 11988
TAI #167Early idea for Kirith Ungol (IV)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/11/13a
diagrams · designs
black ink
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28114monochrome
2015Art of LR 12089
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 #177Earliest sketch of Minas Tirith
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/23/5a
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills
Minas Tirith Mindolluin White Tower
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28261monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 172167
2015Art of LR 141105
TAI #187Tower of Kirith Ungol
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/8/26/3a
perspectives
blue pen pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·2919monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 177174monochrome
2015Art of LR 176139
TAI #193Orthanc IaSee also TAI #194
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 77r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Isengard Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29138above
1995Art. & Ill. 167163, above
2015Art of LR 10979, above
TAI #194Orthanc IbSee also TAI #193
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 77r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Isengard Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29138below
1995Art. & Ill. 167163, below
2015Art of LR 10979, below
TAI #195Orthanc’s RoofSee also TAI #196
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 78v
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture buildings
Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29139top figure, left
2015Art of LR 11281
TAI #196Orthanc’s RoofSee also TAI #195
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 78v
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture buildings
Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29139top figure, right
2015Art of LR 11281
TAI #197Orthanc IIIa
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 78r
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings stars
Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29139III, top leftmonochrome
2015Art of LR 11080, top left
TAI #198Orthanc IIIb
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 78r
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills
Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29139III, centermonochrome
2015Art of LR 11080, center
TAI #199Orthanc IIId
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 78r
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture buildings
Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29139III, lower leftmonochrome
2015Art of LR 11080, lower left
TAI #200Orthanc IIIe
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 78r
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture buildings
Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29139III, lower rightmonochrome
2015Art of LR 11080, lower right
TAI #210“Tanaqui”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 21r
perspectives
pencil watercolor
buildings mountains · hills
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 4743
2015Tolkien Estate web site Landscapes gallery8th item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [82–83]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [206]80
2018Tolkien Treasures [62]detail
2018Tolkien Treasures 65
TAI #211The shores of Faëry
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 22r
perspectives
black ink pencil watercolor
buildings moon mountains · hills stars sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 4844
2015Tolkien Estate web site Landscapes gallery5th item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [203]item 65
2018Tolkien Treasures [4–5]detail
2018Tolkien Treasures 64
TAI #222“Gandalf at Door”

Inscribed in pencil on verso: “Gandalf at Door”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 2r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture buildings trees · forests
Gandalf
Bag End The Hill Hobbiton The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 9991
2007History of Hobbit plate III, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 233
TAI #223sketch I for The Hill
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 4v
The Hill
perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Bag End Bagshot Row The Hill Hobbiton The Shire The Water
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 10293
2011Art of Hobbit 265
TAI #224The Hill: Hobbiton
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 4r
The Hill
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings mountains · hills roads · paths trees · forests
Bag End Bagshot Row The Hill Hobbiton The Shire The Water
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 10294
2007History of Hobbit plate IV, top
2011Art of Hobbit 276
TAI #225sketch (II) for The Hill: Hobbiton across the Water
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 6r
The Hill
perspectives
pencil
architecture birds · eagles bridges · fords buildings rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Bag End Bagshot Row The Hill Hobbiton The Shire The Water
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 10395
2011Art of Hobbit 298
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 #227“Riding down into Rivendell”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 17r
Rivendell
perspectives
black ink colored pencil pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings horses mountains · hills plants · flowers · grasses rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Rhudaur Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 113104
2007History of Hobbit plate V, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 4217
TAI #228“Rivendell”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 11r
Rivendell
perspectives
colored pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Rhudaur Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 116107
2011Art of Hobbit 4622
TAI #230“Firelight in Beorn’s House”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 15r
perspectives
black ink pencil red ink
architecture buildings fire tools · instruments
Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 122115
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 171, top
2007History of Hobbit plate VI, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 6741
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 #235“ESGAROTH”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 22r
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas ships · boats tools · instruments trees · forests
Celduin (River Running) Esgaroth (Lake-town) Long Lake Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 132126
2007History of Hobbit plate VIII, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 9765
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 #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 #251Buckland Ferry

a.k.a. “Brandywine Ferry,“ per ArtLR.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 13r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture buildings fire mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths ships · boats tools · instruments trees · forests
Baranduin (Brandywine) Buckland The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 154146
2015Art of LR 4121
TAI #258Later view of Minas Tirith (II)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 3r
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings
Gondor Minas Tirith
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 174169
2015Art of LR 148113
TAI #259Cleft of Kirith Ungol (I)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/17/28b, p. 63
perspectives
pencil
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 176173monochrome
2015Art of LR 13098
TAI #260Farmer Cotton’s house (plan)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 6r
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture buildings
The Marish The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 178175, topmonochrome
2015Art of LR 198155, top
TAI #261Farmer Cotton’s house (plan)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 6r
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings
The Marish The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 178175, bottommonochrome
2015Art of LR 198155, bottom
TAI #265Dust-jacket design for The Two Towers
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 28r
diagrams · designs objects tableaux
black ink pencil red ink
architecture buildings moon rings · jewels · gold sun
Nazgûl
Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 180179monochrome
2015Art of LR 221178
2018Maker of Middle-earth [372]118
TAI #266Dust-jacket design for The Two Towers
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 29r
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink gray body color pencil red body color white body color
architecture buildings moon mountains · hills rings · jewels · gold stars
Nazgûl
Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend 87170monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 181180cast as olive green
2015Art of LR 222179
2015Art of LR dust jacket backtowers, mountains, moon, star
2018Maker of Middle-earth [370]item 168
2018Tolkien Treasures 107
TAI #316Sketch (I) for The Hill: Hobbiton across the Water
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 6v
The Hill
perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills roads · paths trees · forests
Bag End Bagshot Row The Hill Hobbiton The Shire The Water
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 287
TAI #318Elrond’s house and the bridge at Rivendell
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 17v
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Rhudaur Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 4318
TAI #319Elrond’s house
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 11v
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings
Rhudaur Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 4319
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 #322Sketch for “Beorn’s Hall”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 16v
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture buildings
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 6842
TAI #323Sketch for “Beorn’s Hall”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 16r
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture buildings fire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 6943
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 #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 #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
TAI #362Brandy Hall
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 13v
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture buildings trees · forests
Buckland
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 4122
TAI #368Rivendell (aerial view)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 15r
perspectives
bridges · fords buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Rhudaur Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 5633
2015Art of LR 180142, lower left
TAI #391Thrihyrne
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 2r
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Helm’s Deep Hornburg Rohan Thrihyrne
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 9973
TAI #392Thrihyrne and the Hornburg
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 20r
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Hornburg Rohan Thrihyrne
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 10275
TAI #394Early sketch for Kirith Ungol (II)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/12/9a
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ennyn Dûr (Mordor Gates) Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 11887
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
TAI #399Top of the Tower of Kirith Ungol
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/6/10/12b
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink
architecture buildings
Cirith Ungol Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 133100
TAI #400Sketch of Kirith Ungol
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/1/36/13a
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 133101
TAI #401Sketch of Minas TirithSee also TAI #402
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 80v
perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills
Gondor Minas Tirith Mindolluin White Tower
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 143107, centercenter
TAI #404Later plan of Minas Tirith
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 5r
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Gondor Minas Tirith
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 148111
TAI #405Later view of Minas Tirith (I)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 4r
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings roads · paths
Gondor Minas Tirith
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 148112
TAI #423The White Mountains, Minas Tirith, and Osgiliath
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 122v
diagrams · designs perspectives
blue pen colored pencil pencil
arrows · compass roses buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Anduin Emyn Muil Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Gondor Lebennin Minas Morgul Minas Tirith Mindolluin Mordor Osgiliath
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 174137
2015Tolkien Estate web site Maps gallery5th item (“Minas Tirith ~ Elevation”)
2018Maker of Middle-earth 388122
2018Tolkien Treasures 131
TAI #425Sketch-plan of the roof, third tier of the Tower of Kirith Ungol
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/8/1/8a
diagrams · designs
blue ink
architecture buildings
Cirith Ungol Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 178140
TAI #441Sketch-plan of the Citadel of Minas Tirith

blue ink

Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/8/16/1a
diagrams · designs maps
blue ink
buildings roads · paths
Minas Tirith White Tower
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 196154
TAI #442View of Farmer Cotton’s house
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 6v
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings
The Marish The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 198156
TAI #454Barad-dûr for dust jacket design for The Two Towers
Bodleian MS. Tolkien A 12/4, fol. 96v
diagrams · designs perspectives
blue ink
architecture buildings
Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 220177, lower left
TAI #455Dust jacket design for The Two Towers (II)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien A 12/4, fol. 96v
diagrams · designs perspectives
blue ink
buildings mountains · hills
Nazgûl
Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 220177, right
TAI #547‘Cortirion’
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 1/XIV, fol. 105r
tableaux
black ink pencil
birds · eagles buildings stars sun trees · forests
Tol Eressëa
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [213]82, center

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

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