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Art showing Tengwar : 19 items

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 #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 #57Book of Mazarbul; page 2, final artSee also TAI #384
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 74r
artifacts
black ink watercolor
books · letters Tengwar
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Decemberlower leftwith leaves 1 & 3
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2a, E·i·2b[57]23, lower leftwith leaves 1 & 3
1992Pictures 2 E·i·2c[59]24, lower leftwith leaves 1 & 3; (items 23 and 24 were switched for this edition)
1995Lord of the Rings (Croatian xlation) A·5per Reader’s Companion
2004The Lord of the Rings (50th ann. ed.) following 3202nd plate, r
2015Art of LR 8662
2015Tolkien Estate web site Calligraphy gallery2nd item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [349]item 158
TAI #58Book of Mazarbul; page 3, final artSee also TAI #385
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 75r
artifacts
black ink colored pencil watercolor
books · letters Cirth Tengwar
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Decemberlower rightwith leaves 1 & 2
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2a, E·i·2b[57]23, lower rightwith leaves 1 & 2
1992Life & Legend 76154
1992Pictures 2 E·i·2c[59]24, lower rightwith leaves 1 & 2; (items 23 and 24 were switched for this edition)
1995Art. & Ill. 161156
1995Lord of the Rings (Croatian xlation) A·5per Reader’s Companion
2004The Lord of the Rings (50th ann. ed.) following 3202nd plate, v
2015Art of LR 8763
2015Tolkien Estate web site Calligraphy gallery3rd item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [349]item 159
2018Tolkien Treasures 115
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 #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 #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 #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 #384Book of Mazarbul; page 2, version 1See also TAI #57
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/4/13/1a
artifacts diagrams · designs
black ink colored pencil pencil
books · letters Tengwar
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 8359
TAI #385Book of Mazarbul; page 3, version 1See also TAI #58
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/4/13/2a
artifacts diagrams · designs
black ink colored pencil pencil
books · letters Cirth Tengwar
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 8460
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 #538‘Numenore’
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 21r
patterns
black ink pencil
Tengwar
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth 196item 63, top
TAI #542‘Aldarion’
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 21r
patterns
black ink pencil
Tengwar
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth 196item 63, lower left
TAI #543‘Aldarion’
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 21r
patterns
black ink pencil
Tengwar
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth 196item 63, lower right

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

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