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TAI #1Dust-jacket for The Hobbit, final art
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 32r
tableaux
black ink pencil watercolor white body color
birds · eagles bridges · fords clouds · mists · snow dragons moon mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas stars sun trees · forests
Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Esgaroth (Lake-town) Long Lake
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·adust jacket
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10front cover
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd3monochrome
1992Life & Legend 5499
1992Family Album 70topright 45% only (front cover)
1993Descriptive Bibliography 6III
1995Art. & Ill. 151144
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 plate three, bottom
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 17monochrome
2011Art of Hobbit slipcase frontcentral 40% only
2011Art of Hobbit [5]spine only
2011Art of Hobbit 138101
2018Maker of Middle-earth [324–25]item 146
2018Tolkien Treasures [84]detail of back cover and spine
2018Tolkien Treasures [102 –] 3
TAI #2The Hobbit, final binding
friezes tableaux
finished binding
Cirth dragons moon mountains · hills sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·acovers
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·ddfront coverdragon from front cover only
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd3monochrome
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-05-29dragon from back cover only
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-07-10part of frieze only
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-09-18dragon from front cover only
1993Descriptive Bibliography 5II
1995Art. & Ill. 148142monochrome
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 [i]dragon from front cover only
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 [xiii]dragon from front cover only
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 16, rightmonochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 13598
2018Maker of Middle-earth 320106Bodleian Arch. AA e. 143
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 #27“Halls of Manwe on the Mountains of the World above Faerie”

Penciled on verso, “Halls of Manwe on the / Mountains of the World / above Faerie”. Also referred to as “Taniquetil.”

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 13r
perspectives
black ink watercolor white body color
clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas ships · boats stars sun
Taniquetil (Oiolossë)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6January
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15March
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20front cover
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Decemberrecto
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20back cover
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[73]31
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-02-03reversed
1992Life & Legend front cover
1995Art. & Ill. front cover
1995Art. & Ill. 5652
2015Tolkien Estate web site Website Illustrations gallery4th item (“Halls of Manwë ~ Taniquetil”)
2018Maker of Middle-earth [221]item 72
2018Tolkien Treasures 66
2018Tolkien Treasures [67]detail showing swan boat and Elven city of Alqualondë (“Swanhaven”)
TAI #31Fingolfin heraldic device

Inscribed in pencil to right, “Fingolfin & / his house”. MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 4r, shows that all reproductions of this device before 2018 are rotated 90º counterclockwise to what was intended; also, that each side is (or should be) 51mm — though this figure was crossed out and not emended.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 3r
heraldic devices
blue ink colored pencil pencil red ink
emblems · insignia stars sun
Fingolfin
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back covertop leftrotated 90º counterclockwise
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Februarytop right[unsure of orientation]
1977The Silmarillion A·15·adust jacket (back)top leftrotated 90º counterclockwise
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Novemberverso, rightrotated 90º counterclockwise
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, top rightrotated 90º counterclockwise
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-03-06rotated 90º counterclockwise, then inverted
1992Life & Legend 67top leftrotated 90º counterclockwise; monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 195192, lowerrotated 90º counterclockwise
2018Maker of Middle-earth 8139 (lower)
TAI #32Finwë heraldic deviceSee also TAI #63

MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 2r, confirms orientation; also, that each side is (or should be) 51mm — though this figure was crossed out and not emended.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 1r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia sun
Finwë
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back covertop right
1995Art. & Ill. 194191, upper
TAI #33Fëanor heraldic device

Inscribed to the right in pencil, “Fëanor”. MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 6r, confirms orientation; also, that each side is (or should be) 51mm — though this figure was crossed out and not emended.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 5r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia sun
Fëanor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back coverleft
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Februarytop left[unsure of orientation]
1977The Silmarillion A·15dust jacket (back)bottom right
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Octoberverso, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, near top right
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-07-17mirrored vertically
1992Life & Legend [66]middle leftmonochrome
TAI #63“Finwë” heraldic deviceSee also TAI #32

Inscribed in pencil to right of item, “Finwe´ of the High / Kings of the Noldor / Lozenged form”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 26r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia sun
Finwë
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Apriltop right of center[unsure of orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Mayverso (right)rotated 180º
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, near top leftrotated 90º counterclockwise
1991’92 Diary E·ii·29intro
TAI #70‘Beren Gamlost’ heraldic device and plaquard

Inscribed to the right in pencil, “Beren Gamlost / historical / plaque”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 29r
heraldic devices
black ink colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia mountains · hills stars sun
Beren
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Aprillower rightdevice only; [unsure of orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Augustverso, rightdevice only
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, upper middledevice only
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-01-03device only
2018Maker of Middle-earth [238]item 82, top
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 #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 #96sun pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 73r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Julynear upper left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[99]44, near lower rightrotated 180º
1995Art. & Ill. [186]183, top right
TAI #143The Hobbit trial dust-jacket
Marquette MS. Tolkien 1/2/4
tableaux
black ink pencil watercolor
birds · eagles dragons moon mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas sun trees · forests
Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Long Lake
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·668–91monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 149143monochrome
2007History of Hobbit dust jacket frontmonochrome on yellow; dragon, central mountain & next five peaks w/neighboring trees
2007History of Hobbit dust jacket front fly leafmonochrome on yellow; five mountains w/neighboring trees
2007History of Hobbit dust jacket back fly leafmonochrome on yellow; reversed; five mountains w/neighboring trees
2011Art of Hobbit 137100
2018Maker of Middle-earth [321]item 145
TAI #207“The hills of the morning”

Inscribed in faint pencil: in lower right, “Nov. 19 [?61]”; in upper left, “Ambaróna”; in bottom center, “The Hills of the Morning”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 37r
perspectives
black ink colored pencil pencil red ink
mountains · hills plants · flowers · grasses rivers · lakes · seas sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. [2]frontispiece
2018Maker of Middle-earth [74]36
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 #217bushes, stars, and sun frieze
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 52
friezes tableaux
colored pencil pencil
clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills plants · flowers · grasses stars sun trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 6259, bottom
TAI #218The Wood at the World’s End

Pencilled in lower right, “1928”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 88, fol. 22r
perspectives tableaux
black ink watercolor
mountains · hills sun trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 6360
2011Art of Hobbit 13699
TAI #239“View from Back Door”

with and on top of TAI #240.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 48v
perspectives
black ink pencil
clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills sun
Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 139132
2007History of Hobbit plate IX, middle
2011Art of Hobbit 10370, right
TAI #245Hobbit cover sketch: sun with moon and rune
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 43r
diagrams · designs tableaux
pencil
Cirth moon mountains · hills sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 147141, leftmonochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 13497, left
TAI #250Hobbit cover sketch: sun
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 43r
diagrams · designs tableaux
pencil
sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 147141, bottom centermonochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 13497, bottom center
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 #270multicolor sun
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 73r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. [186]183, top left
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 #310Finarphin heraldic device

Inscribed in pencil to the right “Finarphin & / his House / esp. Finrod”. Related folio 4r says “DO NOT USE”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 3r
heraldic devices
black ink colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia sun
Finarphin
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [66]bottom leftmonochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 195192, top
2018Maker of Middle-earth 8039 (upper)
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 #343Trial drawing for The Hobbit binding frieze
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 41r
friezes
black ink pencil
moon mountains · hills sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 13193, center
TAI #347Design for The Hobbit upper binding
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 40r
diagrams · designs friezes
black ink pencil
moon mountains · hills sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 13295
2011Art of Hobbit slipcase backin light gray and dark gray; no text
TAI #348Design for Hobbit back cover and spine
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 44r
diagrams · designs
pencil
Cirth moon mountains · hills sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 13396
TAI #462Fantasy landscape with covered bridge
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 26r
perspectives
black ink watercolor
bridges · fords mountains · hills roads · paths sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Tolkien Estate web site Landscapes gallery6th item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [175]item 43
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
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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