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Art showing rings · jewels · gold : 23 items

TAI #18“Conversation with Smaug”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 30r
perspectives
black ink colored ink pencil watercolor white body color
architecture Cirth dragons rings · jewels · gold weapons
Bilbo Smaug
Erebor (The Lonely Mountain)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1938The Hobbit A·3·b228, facing
1972’73 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·5June
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6July
1973’74 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·7June
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10December
1977’78 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·13December
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[45]17
1987’88 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·27July
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·662542
1987’88 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·26July
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd3monochrome; as part of first American dust jacket
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd230monochrome
1991Hobbit Birthday Book E·ii·284April
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-08-03
1995Art. & Ill. 140133
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 third plate, top
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 dust jacketcenter only
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 18monochrome; as part of first American dust jacket
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 277monochrome
2007History of Hobbit plate XI, top
2011Art of Hobbit 10471
2011Art of Hobbit 141103, centerdetail of Bilbo
2018Maker of Middle-earth [288]enlarged detail showing Smaug, Bilbo, and the Arkenstone
2018Maker of Middle-earth [314]item 143
2018Tolkien Treasures front coverdetail
2018Tolkien Treasures 100
2018Tolkien Treasures [101]enlarged detail showing Smaug, Bilbo, and the Arkenstone
TAI #19Dust jacket design for The Fellowship of the Ring (V)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 69r
diagrams · designs
black ink gold ink pencil red ink
eyes rings · jewels · gold Tengwar
Sauron
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1954The Lord of the Rings A·5dust jacketring & eye device, redrawn by printer’s artist
1954The Lord of the Rings A·5front coverring & eye device, redrawn by printer’s artist
1976Drawings E·i·1[back cover]ring & eye device, redrawn by printer’s artist
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12front coveragainst black background, ring & eye device, redrawn by printer’s artist
1993Descriptive Bibliography 93VIImonochrome, ring & eye device, redrawn by printer’s artist
2015Art of LR 216172
TAI #67heraldic device of the Silmarils

Inscribed in pencil to the right, “Ancient / Emblem / representing / one derivation of / the Silmarils / from the light of / the trees upon / Ezellohar”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 34r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Aprillower left[unsure of orientation]
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, bottom center
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-04-04
TAI #262Dust jacket design for The Fellowship of the Ring (I)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 22r
diagrams · designs objects
black ink colored pencil pencil red ink
Cirth rings · jewels · gold Tengwar
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 179176monochrome
2005Readers’ Companion 1 dust jacket frontin copper, red, and periwinkle; the One Ring, Narya, Cirth ribbon, and Tengwar
2005Readers’ Companion 1 spinein copper, red, and periwinkle; the One Ring, Narya, Cirth ribbon, and Tengwar
2014Readers’ Companion 2 dust jacket frontin gold, red, and dark gray; the One Ring, Narya, Cirth ribbon, and Tengwar
2014Readers’ Companion 2 dust jacket spinein gold, red, and dark gray; the One Ring, Narya, Cirth ribbon, and Tengwar
2015Art of LR 210166
TAI #263Dust jacket design for The Fellowship of the Ring (II)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 21r
diagrams · designs objects
black ink colored pencil pencil red ink
eyes rings · jewels · gold Tengwar
Sauron
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 179177
2015Art of LR 211167
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 #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 #354Dust-jacket design for The Fellowship of the Ring
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 24r
diagrams · designs
black ink colored pencil gold paint pencil red ink
eyes rings · jewels · gold Tengwar
Sauron
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [2]monochrome
2015Art of LR [16]ring and eye device only
2015Art of LR 214170
2018Maker of Middle-earth [367]item 167
2018Tolkien Treasures 106
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 #445Dust jacket design for The Fellowship of the Ring (partial)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 40r
diagrams · designs
rings · jewels · gold Tengwar
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 212168
TAI #449Dust jacket design for The Fellowship of the Ring (IV)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 70r
diagrams · designs
eyes rings · jewels · gold Tengwar
Sauron
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1966The Lord of the Rings A·5·eCentral device used on dust-jackets for the hard-cover second edition.
2015Art of LR 215171
2018Maker of Middle-earth [368]116
TAI #451ring with banner trial for dust jacket for The Two Towers
Bodleian MS. Tolkien A 12/4, fol. 96v
diagrams · designs tableaux
blue ink
rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 220177, top left
TAI #452ring with satellite rings trial for dust jacket design for The Two Towers
Bodleian MS. Tolkien A 12/4, fol. 96v
diagrams · designs tableaux
blue ink
rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 220177, upper left
TAI #453three rings trial for dust jacket design for The Two Towers
Bodleian MS. Tolkien A 12/4, fol. 96v
diagrams · designs tableaux
blue ink
rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 220177, center left
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
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
TAI #551‘Celbarus’
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 1/XIV, fol. 105r
tableaux
black ink pencil
mountains · hills rings · jewels · gold sun trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [213]82, bottom

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

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