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Tolkien Art Index

diagrams · designs : 163 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 #41Design for The Hobbit front cover
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 38r
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink pencil white body color
dragons mountains · hills
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976Drawings E·i·1[11]top dragon only
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd[i]top dragon only
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd[xi]top dragon only
1995Art. & Ill. 147140
2011Art of Hobbit 13092
TAI #43DwarfSee also TAI #46
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 19r
diagrams · designs
pencil
Dwarves
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd40monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 112103, lower right
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 65
2007History of Hobbit plate IX, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 10773, lower right
TAI #44Dwarf headSee also TAI #46
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 19r
diagrams · designs
pencil
Dwarves
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd40monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 112103, lower right
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 65
2007History of Hobbit plate IX, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 10773, lower right
TAI #46Smaug in flightSee also TAI #42
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 19r
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink pencil
dragons
Smaug
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976Drawings E·i·1[19]
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd40monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 112103, top right
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 65
2007History of Hobbit plate IX, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 10773, top right
TAI #47dragon headSee also TAI #42
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 19r
diagrams · designs
pencil
dragons
Smaug
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd40monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 112103, top left
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 65
2007History of Hobbit plate IX, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 10773, top left
TAI #51“Orthanc”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 78r
diagrams · designs
black ink pencil
architecture buildings
Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Augustleftwith “Minas Tirith”
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[64]27, leftwith “Minas Tirith”
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29139III, rightmonochrome
2015Art of LR 11080, right
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 #121‘I Vene Kemen’

In A·21·a and A·21·b, this was redrawn and printed in-line on page 84.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 2/III, fol. 9r
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
architecture buildings moon rivers · lakes · seas ships · boats stars
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1983HM1: Lost Tales I A·21frontispiecehalf-tone plate
1984HM1: Lost Tales I A·21·c84half-tone plate
1992Life & Legend 70201
2018Maker of Middle-earth 210–[11]item 68
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 #127Ambarkanta Diagram I
diagrams · designs maps
clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1986HM4: Shaping 243
TAI #128Ambarkanta Diagram II
diagrams · designs maps
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1986HM4: Shaping 245
TAI #129Ambarkanta Diagram III
diagrams · designs maps
roads · paths
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1986HM4: Shaping 247
TAI #130Ambarkanta Diagram IV
diagrams · designs maps
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1986HM4: Shaping 249
2015Tolkien Estate web site Website Illustrations gallery1st item (“Ambarkanta ~ The Shape of the World”)
TAI #131Ambarkanta Diagram V
diagrams · designs maps
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1986HM4: Shaping 251
1987HM5: Lost Road 270detail; re-drawn by CT
TAI #136Plan (I) of the Lonely MountainSee also TAI #334

Arbitrarily assigned “I”. Hammond & Scull call this a “Plan of the Lonely Mountain”; Anderson a “schematic drawing … of the Lonely Mountain as seen from the west.”

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 25r
diagrams · designs
black ink pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Celduin (River Running) The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987The Hobbit A·3·yi12monochrome
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd218monochrome
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 259, top
2007History of Hobbit plate II, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 12084
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 #151tree by Doors of DurinSee also TAI #150
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/3/10/11b
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs
pencil
moon trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1989HM7: Treason 182upper rightmonochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 158150, upper rightmonochrome
2004Invented Worlds 13
2015Art of LR 6741, upper right
2018Maker of Middle-earth [342]111, upper right
TAI #159Minas Morgul gate
Marquette MS. Tolkien 2/1/15/16a
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink
architecture roads · paths
Minas Morgul Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1989HM7: Treason 342monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 175170monochrome
2015Art of LR 11684
TAI #160Sketch-plan of the scene of the Breaking of the Fellowship
Marquette MS. Tolkien 2/1/18/6a
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink
rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths tools · instruments trees · forests
Amon Lhaw Anduin Parth Galen Tol Brandir
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1989HM7: Treason 383monochrome
2015Art of LR 9872
TAI #161Orthanc 4, west elevation
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 98, fol. 2
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture buildings
Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·2833upper leftmonochrome
2015Art of LR 10778
TAI #162Orthanc 4, south elevation
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 98, fol. 2
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture buildings
Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·2833leftmonochrome
2015Art of LR 10778
TAI #163Orthanc 3
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 98, fol. 2
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Isengard Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·2833upper rightmonochrome
2015Art of LR 10778
TAI #164Orthanc 2
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 98, fol. 2
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture buildings rivers · lakes · seas
Isengard Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·2833centermonochrome
2015Art of LR 10778
TAI #165Early sketch for Kirith Ungol (I)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/11/2a
diagrams · designs
black ink
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ennyn Dûr (Mordor Gates) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28108I
2015Art of LR 11886
TAI #166Early sketch of Kirith Ungol (III)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/11/9a
diagrams · designs
black ink
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ennyn Dûr (Mordor Gates) Minas Morgul Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28108IImonochrome
2015Art of LR 11988
TAI #167Early idea for Kirith Ungol (IV)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/11/13a
diagrams · designs
black ink
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28114monochrome
2015Art of LR 12089
TAI #170Plan of Shelob’s Lair

North and south (not east and west!) are flipped on the compass rose: arrows point in direction of travel, which was indeed west to east.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 16r
diagrams · designs
black ink blue ink pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor Shelob’s Lair
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28201monochrome
2015Art of LR 12694
TAI #172Simplified plan of Shelob’s lair
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/17/28b, p. 62
diagrams · designs
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor Shelob’s Lair
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28225monochrome; typing removed (or CT redrawing?)
2015Art of LR 13097
TAI #173Early sketch of Dunharrow II
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/6/8a
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28239center (hidden by text)monochrome
2015Art of LR 150115, center
TAI #174Early sketch of Dunharrow III
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/6/8a
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28239rightmonochrome
2015Art of LR 150115, center right
TAI #175Early sketch of Dunharrow IV
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/6/8a
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28239bottommonochrome
2015Art of LR 150115, bottom
TAI #183Later sketch of Dunharrow (I)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/6/11a
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28314upper leftmonochrome
2015Art of LR 164128, center left
TAI #185Later sketch of Dunharrow (III)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/6/11a
diagrams · designs
pencil
mountains · hills
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28314lower right
2015Art of LR 164128, bottom right
TAI #195Orthanc’s RoofSee also TAI #196
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 78v
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture buildings
Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29139top figure, left
2015Art of LR 11281
TAI #196Orthanc’s RoofSee also TAI #195
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 78v
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture buildings
Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29139top figure, right
2015Art of LR 11281
TAI #197Orthanc IIIa
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 78r
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings stars
Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29139III, top leftmonochrome
2015Art of LR 11080, top left
TAI #198Orthanc IIIb
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 78r
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills
Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29139III, centermonochrome
2015Art of LR 11080, center
TAI #199Orthanc IIId
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 78r
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture buildings
Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29139III, lower leftmonochrome
2015Art of LR 11080, lower left
TAI #200Orthanc IIIe
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 78r
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture buildings
Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29139III, lower rightmonochrome
2015Art of LR 11080, lower right
TAI #213flowerSee also TAI #40
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 37r
diagrams · designs objects
black ink pencil watercolor
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [52]132, upper rightmonochrome
1992Life & Legend 91upper leftmonochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 5248, upper right
2018Maker of Middle-earth [271]95, upper right
2018Tolkien Treasures [57]upper right
TAI #214flowerSee also TAI #40
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 37r
diagrams · designs objects
black ink pencil watercolor
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [52]132.3, top rightmonochrome
1992Life & Legend 93bottom leftblack & white
1995Art. & Ill. 5248, top right
2018Maker of Middle-earth [271]95, top right
2018Tolkien Treasures [57]top right
TAI #236The Lonely Mountain
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 26r
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink colored pencil pencil red ink
buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Celduin (River Running) Dale The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 134128
2007History of Hobbit plate II, top
2011Art of Hobbit 12287, top
TAI #240sketch of Erebor, River Running, Dale, Long Lake, and Forest River

With and underneath TAI #239.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 48v
diagrams · designs
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Celduin (River Running) Dale Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) The Forest River Long Lake Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 139132
2007History of Hobbit plate IX, middle
2011Art of Hobbit 10370, center left
TAI #244Design for Hobbit back cover and spine
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 43r
diagrams · designs friezes tableaux
black ink pencil
Cirth dragons moon mountains · hills
Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 147141monochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 13497
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 #246Hobbit cover sketch: moon and rune
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 43r
diagrams · designs
black ink
Cirth moon
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 147141, upper centermonochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 13497, upper center
TAI #247Hobbit cover sketch: moon and rune
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 43r
diagrams · designs
pencil
Cirth moon
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 147141, centermonochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 13497, center
TAI #248Hobbit cover sketch: moon and rune
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 43r
diagrams · designs
black ink pencil
Cirth moon
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 147141, right
2011Art of Hobbit 13497, right
TAI #249Hobbit cover sketch: moon and rune
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 43r
diagrams · designs
black ink pencil
Cirth moon
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 147141, lower centermonochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 13497, lower center
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 #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 #255Dimrill Dale and Mountains of Moria
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol 11r
diagrams · designs perspectives
colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Caradhras (Barazinbar; Redhorn) Celebdil (Zirakzigil; Silvertine) Dimril Dale Fanuidhol (Bundushathûr; Cloudyhead) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 163158monochrome
2015Art of LR 6137
TAI #257Helm’s Deep
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 76v
diagrams · designs maps
black ink colored pencil pencil
arrows · compass roses mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
The Deeping Stream Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Helm’s Deep Hornburg Rohan Thrihyrne Westfold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 165160
2015Art of LR 10376
TAI #258Later view of Minas Tirith (II)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 3r
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings
Gondor Minas Tirith
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 174169
2015Art of LR 148113
TAI #260Farmer Cotton’s house (plan)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 6r
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture buildings
The Marish The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 178175, topmonochrome
2015Art of LR 198155, top
TAI #261Farmer Cotton’s house (plan)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 6r
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings
The Marish The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 178175, bottommonochrome
2015Art of LR 198155, bottom
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 #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 #268The arm of Sauron, for Return of the King dust-jacket
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 32r
diagrams · designs
brown ink
Sauron
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 182181, bottom
2015Art of LR 231185, bottom
2018Maker of Middle-earth [375]119, bottom
TAI #269Dust-jacket design for Return of the King

On verso: body color trials, signature “JRRTolkien”, eye motif

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 30r
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink gold paint green body color red body color white body color
mountains · hills stars trees · forests
Sauron
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend 61171monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 183182cast as dark green
2015Art of LR dust jacket front
2015Art of LR 230184
2018Maker of Middle-earth [374]item 169
2018Tolkien Treasures 108
2018Tolkien Treasures [109]enlarged detail
TAI #295Eye motif

Inscribed “Sauron” below in Tengwar and above in New English Alphabet.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 11r
diagrams · designs
black pen green pen pencil red pen
eyes
Sauron
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 189185, lower right
TAI #305Devices of Idril Celebrindal, sketch
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 13r
diagrams · designs heraldic devices
pencil
emblems · insignia
Idril Celebrindal
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 192188, top left
TAI #308Device of Idril Celebrindal
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 13r
diagrams · designs heraldic devices
black ink colored pen colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia
Idril Celebrindal
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 192188, lower left
TAI #318Elrond’s house and the bridge at Rivendell
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 17v
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Rhudaur Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 4318
TAI #319Elrond’s house
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 11v
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings
Rhudaur Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 4319
TAI #322Sketch for “Beorn’s Hall”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 16v
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture buildings
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 6842
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 #334Plan (II) of the Lonely MountainSee also TAI #136
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 46r
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink
clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Celduin (River Running) The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 12085
TAI #335“View through B[ack] G[ate]”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 25v
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills
Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 12186
TAI #336Dragon sketch
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 38v
diagrams · designs tableaux
pencil
dragons
Smaug
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 12891, top left
TAI #337Dragon sketch
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 38v
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink
dragons
Smaug
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 12891, top right
TAI #338Dragon sketch
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 38v
diagrams · designs tableaux
pencil
dragons
Smaug
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 12891, center right
TAI #339Dragon sketch
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 38v
diagrams · designs tableaux
pencil
dragons
Smaug
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 12891, lower right
TAI #340Dragon sketch
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 38v
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink pencil
dragons
Smaug
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 12891, bottom right
TAI #345Trial drawing for The Hobbit binding frieze
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 41r
diagrams · designs friezes
black ink pencil
mountains · hills
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 13193, bottom
TAI #346Design for The Hobbit upper binding (1)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 39r
diagrams · designs friezes
pencil
mountains · hills
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 13294
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 #349Sketch of a hobbit
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink
belts · boots · clothing
Bilbo
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 140102
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 #356Map of the Westmarch
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 5
diagrams · designs maps
mountains · hills
The Shire Tower Hills
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 3113
TAI #361Map of the Brandywine and Withywindle
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 12v
diagrams · designs maps
black ink
rivers · lakes · seas
Baranduin (Brandywine) The Shire The Withywindle
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 3920
TAI #363Earliest sketch of Bree
Marquette MS. Tolkien 1/1/22/11b
diagrams · designs maps
mountains · hills roads · paths
The Barrow Downs Bree The East-West Road
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 4424
TAI #364The East Road, east of Bree
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 9
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
roads · paths
Bree The East-West Road
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 4928
TAI #366Map of roads and rivers between Weathertop and the Ford of Bruinen ISee also TAI #146
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 11
diagrams · designs maps
blue ink pencil
bridges · fords mountains · hills roads · paths
Bruinen (Loudwater) The East-West Road The Greenway Mitheithel (Hoarwell) Rhudaur The Trollshaws Weathertop
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 5030, top
TAI #369Contour sketch of the Misty Mountains around Mirrormere
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 10r
diagrams · designs maps
colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Dimril Dale Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6036, top left
TAI #370Contour sketch of the Misty Mountains near Mirrormere
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 10r
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
mountains · hills
Dimril Dale Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6036, top right
TAI #371Contour sketch of the Misty Mountains near Mirrormere
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 10r
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
mountains · hills
Dimril Dale Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6036, upper right
TAI #372Contour sketch of the Misty Mountains near Mirrormere
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 10r
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
mountains · hills
Dimril Dale Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6036, near upper right
TAI #373Contour sketch of the Misty Mountains near Mirrormere
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 10r
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
mountains · hills
Dimril Dale Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6036, near center right
TAI #374Contour sketch of the Misty Mountains near Mirrormere
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 10r
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
mountains · hills
Dimril Dale Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6036, center right
TAI #377Trial for Doors of Durin decorations
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 34v
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink
trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6945, far left
TAI #378Trial for Doors of Durin decorations
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 34v
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink
trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6945, center left
TAI #379Trial for Doors of Durin decorations
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 34v
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink pencil
moon trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6945, center right
TAI #380Trial for Doors of Durin decorations
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 34v
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs tableaux
pencil
stars trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6945, far right
TAI #381Book of Mazarbul; page 1, version 1See also TAI #56
Marquette MS. Tolkien 2/1/10/1a
artifacts diagrams · designs
pencil
books · letters books · letters Cirth
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 7855
TAI #382Book of Mazarbul; page 1, version 3See also TAI #56
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/4/12/1a
artifacts diagrams · designs
black ink colored pencil pencil
books · letters Cirth
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1974Tree, Leaf: Visual Image frontispiece
2004Invented Worlds 6
2011Double Worlds/Creative Process [125]12.1monochrome
2015Art of LR 8057
TAI #383Book of Mazarbul; page 1, version 4See also TAI #56
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/4/12/2a
artifacts diagrams · designs
black ink colored pencil pencil
books · letters Cirth
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 8258
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 #386Sketch of Caras Galadhon
Marquette MS. Tolkien 2/1/12/18a
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
trees · forests
Lórien (Lothlórien)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 9065
TAI #387Rune on Sam’s box I
Marquette MS. Tolkien 2/1/14/6b
diagrams · designs objects
pencil
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 9166, center
TAI #388Rune on Sam’s box II
Marquette MS. Tolkien 2/1/14/6b
diagrams · designs objects patterns
black ink pencil
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 9166, top
TAI #392Thrihyrne and the Hornburg
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 20r
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Hornburg Rohan Thrihyrne
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 10275
TAI #393Diagrammatic sketch of Sentinels
Marquette MS. Tolkien 2/1/15/20a
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink
architecture
Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Minas Morgul Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 11685
TAI #394Early sketch for Kirith Ungol (II)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/12/9a
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ennyn Dûr (Mordor Gates) Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 11887
TAI #395Sketch of Morgul Vale
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/13/2a
diagrams · designs maps
Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor Morgul Vale
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 12290
TAI #396Sketch of cleft in the mountains
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/17/2a
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills
Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 12492
TAI #397Kirith Ungol from the second stair, first version
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/17/9a
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor Shelob’s Lair
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 12995
TAI #398The Cleft of Kirith Ungol, second version
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/17/28a, p. 60–61
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor Shelob’s Lair
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 13299
TAI #399Top of the Tower of Kirith Ungol
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/6/10/12b
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink
architecture buildings
Cirith Ungol Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 133100
TAI #400Sketch of Kirith Ungol
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/1/36/13a
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 133101
TAI #402Sketch perhaps affiliated with Minas TirithSee also TAI #401
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 80v
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture
Minas Tirith
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 143107, bottombottom
TAI #403Mindolluin
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 19r
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
arrows · compass roses mountains · hills roads · paths
Gondor Minas Tirith Mindolluin
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 147109
TAI #404Later plan of Minas Tirith
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 5r
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Gondor Minas Tirith
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 148111
TAI #405Later view of Minas Tirith (I)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 4r
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings roads · paths
Gondor Minas Tirith
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 148112
TAI #406Early sketch of Dunharrow I
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/8/4a
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 149114
TAI #410White mountains
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 13v
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn Thrihyrne
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 162126, top
TAI #411Thrihyrne (or Starkhorn?)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 13v
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Snowbourne Starkhorn Thrihyrne
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 162126, near top
TAI #412Thrihyrne (or Starkhorn?)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 13v
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Snowbourne Starkhorn Thrihyrne
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 162126, center left
TAI #414Starkhorn & Snowbourne valley
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 13v
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Snowbourne Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 162126, lower left
TAI #415lozenge shape

From its context on the page, this might be the Snowbourne river valley.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 13v
diagrams · designs
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Snowbourne
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 162126, lower right
TAI #416Sketch of the Starkhorn
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/4/4a
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink pencil
mountains · hills
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 163127
TAI #417Entrance to the Paths of the Dead
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/6/9b
diagrams · designs
black ink
The Paths of the Dead
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 165129
TAI #421Sketch-map of Stonewain Valley
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/17/3a
diagrams · designs maps
blue ink
mountains · hills roads · paths
Gondor The Stonewain Valley
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 171134
TAI #423The White Mountains, Minas Tirith, and Osgiliath
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 122v
diagrams · designs perspectives
blue pen colored pencil pencil
arrows · compass roses buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Anduin Emyn Muil Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Gondor Lebennin Minas Morgul Minas Tirith Mindolluin Mordor Osgiliath
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 174137
2015Tolkien Estate web site Maps gallery5th item (“Minas Tirith ~ Elevation”)
2018Maker of Middle-earth 388122
2018Tolkien Treasures 131
TAI #424Sketch-plan of the Pelennor
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/21/2b
diagrams · designs maps
blue ink colored pencil
Gondor Minas Tirith The Pelennor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 175138
TAI #425Sketch-plan of the roof, third tier of the Tower of Kirith Ungol
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/8/1/8a
diagrams · designs
blue ink
architecture buildings
Cirith Ungol Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 178140
TAI #429Distances and dates in Mordor
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 26r
diagrams · designs maps
black pen blue ink pencil pink ink
arrows · compass roses mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Udûn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 184145
TAI #430Meeting of roads in Udûn
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/8/4/16b
diagrams · designs maps
blue ink
roads · paths
Mordor Udûn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 185146
TAI #431Sketch of Mount Doom
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/8/10/6b
diagrams · designs perspectives
blue ink
mountains · hills
Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 188148
TAI #432Sketch of Mount Doom
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/8/10/8a
diagrams · designs perspectives
blue ink
mountains · hills roads · paths
Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 190149
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 #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 #440Crown of Gondor (later sketch)
diagrams · designs objects
black ink
crowns · hats · helms rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 195153, right
TAI #441Sketch-plan of the Citadel of Minas Tirith

blue ink

Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/8/16/1a
diagrams · designs maps
blue ink
buildings roads · paths
Minas Tirith White Tower
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 196154
TAI #442View of Farmer Cotton’s house
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 6v
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings
The Marish The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 198156
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 #454Barad-dûr for dust jacket design for The Two Towers
Bodleian MS. Tolkien A 12/4, fol. 96v
diagrams · designs perspectives
blue ink
architecture buildings
Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 220177, lower left
TAI #455Dust jacket design for The Two Towers (II)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien A 12/4, fol. 96v
diagrams · designs perspectives
blue ink
buildings mountains · hills
Nazgûl
Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 220177, 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
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 #459ship, trial for The Return of the King dust jacket
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 26r
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink
ships · boats
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 226181, bottom center
TAI #460The White Tree and Seven Stars
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 26v
diagrams · designs tableaux
pencil
stars trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 227182
TAI #463Wilderland, annotatedSee also TAI #14

This includes pencilled annotations and coordinates, presumably by JRRT.

diagrams · designs maps
pencil
arrows · compass roses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Tolkien Estate web site Maps gallery6th item (“Wilderland”)
TAI #481daisy study for “Lúthien Tinúviel” heraldic device
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 7r
diagrams · designs
colored pencil pencil
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend 74217, upper rightmonochrome; inlaid plaque including device
1992Life & Legend 77217, upper rightinlaid plaque including device
2018Tolkien Treasures 80upper right
TAI #482poinsettia study for “Lúthien Tinúviel” heraldic device
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 7r
diagrams · designs
pencil
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend 74217, lower rightmonochrome; inlaid plaque including device
2018Tolkien Treasures 80lower right

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

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