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TAI #5The Trolls
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 9r
perspectives
black ink white body color
fire tools · instruments trees · forests Trolls
Rhudaur The Trollshaws
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·a49
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10Februarycolorized
1977’78 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·13Februarycolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[14]2, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[15]2, rightcolorized
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·661817
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd48
1991Hobbit Birthday Book E·ii·2810Octobercolorized
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-10-05colorized
1995Art. & Ill. 111102
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 74
2011Art of Hobbit 4016
2018Maker of Middle-earth [300]item 137
2018Tolkien Treasures 88
2018Tolkien Treasures [89]enlarged detail featuring the trolls themselves
2018Tolkien Treasures [back cover]enlarged detail featuring the trolls themselves
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 #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 #45Dragon and Warrior
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 39
tableaux
black ink pencil watercolor
dragons fire weapons
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976Drawings E·i·1[17]monochrome
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Januarybottom right
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[91]40, lower right
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-12-05mirror image
1995Art. & Ill. 5249
2011Art of Hobbit 5227
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 #54“Orodruin, Mt. Doom, Sam’s Path”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 82r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
bridges · fords clouds · mists · snow fire mountains · hills roads · paths
Plateau of Gorgoroth Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Sammath Naur (Chambers of Fire)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Octoberleftwith “the Walls of Barad-dûr”
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[70]30, left
1992HM9a: Sauron A·2942
2015Art of LR 191150, center
TAI #64“Finrod” Felagund heraldic device

Inscribed in pencil to the lower left, “___ emblem / of Finrod” and two more lines I cannot read. The device and its inscribed text are rotated 180º compared to everything else on MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 29r, but the torch and the inscription confirm this orientation.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 29r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia fire tools · instruments
Finrod Felagund
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Aprilcenter leftdevice only; [unsure of orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Augustverso, leftdevice only
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, lower leftdevice only
2018Maker of Middle-earth [238]item 82rotated 180º
TAI #76“Glórund sets forth to seek Túrin”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 34r
elvenking’s gate
friezes perspectives tableaux
black ink watercolor
clouds · mists · snow dragons fire mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas sun trees · forests
Beleriand Nargothrond River Narog
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15November
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Octoberrecto
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[87]38
1982Unfinished Tales A·17·dfront cover
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-08-31
1992Life & Legend 68207
1995Art. & Ill. 5147
2015Tolkien Estate web site Website Illustrations gallery6th item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [200]enlarged detail of Glórund, Nargothrond, the Narog, and mountains
2018Maker of Middle-earth [231]item 76
2018Tolkien Treasures 76
2018Tolkien Treasures [77]detail
TAI #92“The Three Trolls are turned to Stone”See also TAI #317
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 21r
perspectives tableaux
black ink pencil
Dwarves fire sun tools · instruments tools · instruments trees · forests Trolls
Rhudaur The Trollshaws
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Junecolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[16]3, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[17]3, rightcolorized
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd51black on tan
1995Art. & Ill. 109100
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 81
2007History of Hobbit plate V, top
2011Art of Hobbit 3915
2011Art of Hobbit 141103, top rightdetail of Bilbo
TAI #141“Trolls’ Hill”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 8r
perspectives
black ink pencil red ink
clouds · mists · snow fire mountains · hills roads · paths trees · forests
The East-West Road Rhudaur The Trollshaws
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·661916monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 10899
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 68monochrome
2007History of Hobbit plate V, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 3613
2018Maker of Middle-earth [301]99
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 #178Map of Rohan and Gondor (original art)See also TAI #419
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 118r
maps
colored pencil pencil
fire mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Anduin Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) The Cross-roads Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Gondor Lebennin Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Osgiliath Rohan
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28269redrawn in black in by CT
2015Art of LR 168132
2018Maker of Middle-earth 402
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 #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 #264Dust-jacket design for The Two Towers
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 27r
diagrams · designs objects tableaux
black ink colored pencil pencil
fire mountains · hills rings · jewels · gold Tengwar
Sauron
Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Minas Tirith Mordor White Tower
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 180178monochrome
2015Art of LR 220176
2018Maker of Middle-earth [371]117
TAI #267The arm of Sauron, for RK dust-jacket
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 32r
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink brown ink red ink
fire mountains · hills
Sauron
Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 182181, top
2015Art of LR 231185, top
2018Maker of Middle-earth [375]119, top
TAI #281flaming half circle
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
fire sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 1, top
TAI #284flaming lotus
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
fire sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 2, bottom
TAI #286flaming half circle
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
fire sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 3, near top
TAI #287flaming half circle
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
fire sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 3, center
TAI #288flaming half circle on stage
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
friezes patterns
black pen colored pen colored pencil pencil
fire sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 3, near bottom
TAI #290flaming half circle
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
fire sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 4, top
TAI #292flaming half circle
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
patterns
black pen colored pencil pencil
fire sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 4, center
TAI #317“The Three Trolls are turned to Stone”See also TAI #92
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 20r
perspectives tableaux
black ink white body color
Dwarves fire sun tools · instruments tools · instruments trees · forests Trolls
Rhudaur The Trollshaws
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend 49108
2011Art of Hobbit 3814
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 #427aerial view of Mordor
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 15r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
fire mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Ered Lithui (Ashen Mountains) Harad Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Udûn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 180142, right
2018Maker of Middle-earth [363]115
TAI #433Mount Doom from the North (sketch)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 82r
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
fire mountains · hills roads · paths
Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 191150, bottom
TAI #458ring with fire, trial for The Return of the King dust jacket
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 26r
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink colored pencil
fire rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 226181, lower center

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

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