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Art showing crowns · hats · helms : 22 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 #120Númenórean helmet
diagrams · designs objects
black ink blue ink green ink red ink
crowns · hats · helms
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1982Unfinished Tales A·17·efront cover
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 #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 #188frieze pattern with Crown of Gondor (I)

from first King’s Letter

Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/9/35/1a
friezes objects
black ink
books · letters crowns · hats · helms
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29130top left
2015Art of LR 233186, top left
TAI #189frieze pattern with Crown of Gondor (II)

from first King’s Letter

Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/9/35/1a
friezes objects
black ink
books · letters crowns · hats · helms
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·291311
2015Art of LR 233186, top right
TAI #190frieze pattern with Crown of Gondor

from third King’s Letter; crown on the right

Marquette MS. Tolkien MSs 4/2/25
friezes objects
black ink pencil
books · letters crowns · hats · helms
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29131top left
2015Art of LR 235188, top left
2018Maker of Middle-earth [365]item 166, top left
TAI #191frieze pattern with Crown of Gondor

from third King’s Letter; crown on the left

Marquette MS. Tolkien MSs 4/2/25
friezes objects
black ink pencil
books · letters crowns · hats · helms
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29131top right
2015Art of LR 235188, top right
2018Maker of Middle-earth [365]item 166, top right
TAI #192Crown of Gondor

from third King’s Letter; standing alone

Marquette MS. Tolkien MSs 4/2/25
objects
books · letters crowns · hats · helms
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29131upper right
2015Art of LR 235188, upper right
2018Maker of Middle-earth [365]item 166, upper right
TAI #205frieze pattern with Crown of Gondor (III)

from second King’s Letter

Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/9/35/2a
friezes
black ink pencil
books · letters crowns · hats · helms
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1993Vinyar Tengwar vol. 29, p. 1near top left
1995Art. & Ill. 202199, top leftmonochrome
2015Art of LR 234187, top left
TAI #206frieze pattern with Crown of Gondor (IV)

from second King’s Letter

Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/9/35/2a
friezes
black ink
books · letters crowns · hats · helms
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1993Vinyar Tengwar vol. 29, p. 1near top right
1995Art. & Ill. 202199, top rightmonochrome
2015Art of LR 234187, top 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 #434Crown of Gondor (sketch)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/8/13/7b
diagrams · designs objects
blue ink
crowns · hats · helms
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 192151, top left
TAI #435Crown of Gondor (sketch)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/8/13/7b
diagrams · designs objects
blue ink
crowns · hats · helms
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 192151, center left
TAI #436Crown of Gondor (sketch)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/8/13/7b
diagrams · designs objects
blue ink
crowns · hats · helms rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 192151, lower left
TAI #437Crown of Gondor (sketch)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/9/23/4a
diagrams · designs objects
pencil
crowns · hats · helms rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 193152, above
TAI #438Crown of Gondor (sketch)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/9/23/4a
diagrams · designs objects
pencil
crowns · hats · helms rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 193152, below
TAI #439Crown of Gondor (later sketch)
objects tableaux
black ink
crowns · hats · helms rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 195153, left
TAI #440Crown of Gondor (later sketch)
diagrams · designs objects
black ink
crowns · hats · helms rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 195153, right
TAI #456Crown of Gondor, trial for The Return of the King dust jacket
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 26r
diagrams · designs objects
blue pen pencil
crowns · hats · helms rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 226181, top center
TAI #457Crown of Gondor, trial for The Return of the King dust jacket
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 26r
diagrams · designs objects
pencil
crowns · hats · helms rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 226181, upper center

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

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