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tableaux : 90 items

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 #40“hringboga heorte gefysed”See also TAI #213

‘”Now was the heart of the coiling beast stirred“, Beowulf, line 2,561.’ Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth, p. 270.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 37r
tableaux
black ink pencil watercolor
dragons
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976Drawings E·i·1[upper cover]
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Januarytop
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[91]40, top
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-11-06
1992Life & Legend [3]monochrome
1992Life & Legend [52]132monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 5248, center
1995Art. & Ill. back cover
2014Beowulf dust jacket (front)
2015Tolkien Estate web site Website Illustrations gallery9th item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [271]95, center
2018Tolkien Treasures [57]center
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 #42Dwarves marchingSee also TAI #46
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 19r
tableaux
black ink pencil
Dwarves mountains · hills
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976Drawings E·i·1[13]
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd40monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 112103, bottom
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 65
2007History of Hobbit plate IX, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 10773, bottom
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 #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 #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 #77dragon coiled around a tree
tableaux
dragons trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Januarybottom left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[91]40, lower left
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-08-21
TAI #82flower pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 37r
patterns tableaux
colored pen
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Marchleft
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[97]43, left
TAI #89The Tree of Amalion
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 53
tableaux
colored pencil pencil
plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Maytop left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[93]41, top
1979Tree & Leaf; Smith; Beorhtnoth A·13cover(third impression)
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-12-12mirror image
1995Art. & Ill. 6462
2015Tolkien Estate web site Website Illustrations gallery (“The Tree of Amalión [sic]”)
TAI #90The Tree of Amalion
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 88, fol. 1
tableaux
black ink colored pencil watercolor
plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Maybottom left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[93]41, bottom
2015Tolkien Estate web site Trees gallery8th item (“Tree in Flower”)
2018Maker of Middle-earth [183]item 47
2018Tolkien Treasures [60]detail
2018Tolkien Treasures 61
TAI #91upright tree
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 36r
tableaux
plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Mayright
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[93]41, right
2015Tolkien Estate web site Trees gallery7th item (“Flowering Tree”)
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 #106plant
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 52r
tableaux
plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Septembertop left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[101]45, top left
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-08-28flipped horizontally
TAI #107pilinehtar
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 63r
tableaux
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Septembercenter
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[101]45, center
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-04-17
TAI #108weeping plant
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 49r
tableaux
plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Septembertop right
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[101]45, top right
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-02-21
TAI #109plant
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 49r
tableaux
plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Septemberbottom left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[101]45, bottom left
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-05-01
TAI #110Inziladûn: Númellótë (‘Flower of the West’)

Title & translation per C.T. in UT p. 227 †13.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 48r
tableaux
plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Septemberbottom right
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[101]45, bottom right
TAI #112seascape frieze
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 52
friezes tableaux
colored pencil pencil
birds · eagles clouds · mists · snow rivers · lakes · seas
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Novembertop
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[95]42, top
1983The Silmarillion A·15·jfront coverdetail
1995Art. & Ill. 6259, top
TAI #113flower
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 47r
tableaux
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·7Novemberleft
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[95]42, left
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-08-07
TAI #114bird in flowering tree
tableaux
birds · eagles plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Novembercenter
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[95]42, center
1983The Silmarillion A·15·jfront cover
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-01-17
1992Life & Legend 77212
TAI #115flower
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 47r
tableaux
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Novemberright
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[95]42, right
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-11-13
TAI #116mountains & trees frieze
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 52
friezes tableaux
colored pencil pencil
clouds · mists · snow moon mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·7Novemberbottom
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[95]42, bottom
1983The Silmarillion A·15·jfront coverdetail
1995Art. & Ill. 6259, middle
TAI #134Erebor sketchSee also TAI #133

On folio with TAI #133.

Marquette MS. Tolkien MSs-1/1/1
perspectives tableaux
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Celduin (River Running) Erebor (The Lonely Mountain)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987The Hobbit A·3·yiiimonochrome
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 plate 4, top
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 10monochrome
2004Invented Worlds 9
2007History of Hobbit frontispiecerecto
2011Art of Hobbit 5024
2011Double Worlds/Creative Process front coveralmost entirely obscured
2018Maker of Middle-earth [291]item 134, lower right
TAI #137“The Back Door”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 48r
perspectives tableaux
pencil
architecture Dwarves mountains · hills tools · instruments
Bilbo
Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987The Hobbit A·3·yi13
1995Art. & Ill. 138131
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 259, bottom
2007History of Hobbit plate IX, top
2011Art of Hobbit 10269
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 #208Goosegrass
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 60r
objects tableaux
black ink
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. [6]2monochrome
TAI #209“Water, wind & sand”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 20r
perspectives tableaux
pencil watercolor white body color
clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 4642
2015Tolkien Estate web site Landscapes gallery4th item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [8–9]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [173]item 42
2018Tolkien Treasures [26]enlarged detail
2018Tolkien Treasures 36
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 #238Gnarled treeSee also TAI #12

Many (including Hammond & Scull in ArtH) have noticed that this anthropomorphic tree of Tolkien’s looks just like that in TAI #12. Inscribed in right margin, “July 1928” and in upper right corner, “20”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 88, fol. 20r
tableaux
black ink
trees · forests
Celduin (River Running) Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 136129
2011Art of Hobbit 10067
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 #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 #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 #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 #296seven-branched candlestick
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 39r
objects tableaux
green pen red pen
tools · instruments
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 190186, left
TAI #297curvilinear plant motif
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 39r
tableaux
black pen green pen
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 190186, top, left of center
TAI #300flowering plant
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 39r
tableaux
black pen green pen red pen
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 190186, center
TAI #301flowering plant
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 39r
tableaux
black pen green pen red pen
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 190186, right of center
TAI #302spade-shaped tree
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 39r
patterns tableaux
black pen green pen red pen
plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 190186, right center
TAI #303flowering plant
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 39r
tableaux
black pen green pen red pen
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 190186, bottom center
TAI #304flowering tree
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 39r
tableaux
black pen green pen red pen
trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 190186, bottom right
TAI #311linquë súrisse

four bamboo-like stalks

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 53r
tableaux
black ink green ink
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 198196, upper left
2015Tolkien Estate web site Trees gallery9th item (“Three [sic] Grasses”)
TAI #312linquë súrisse

three sets of three stalks

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 53r
tableaux
black ink green ink
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 198196, center top
2015Tolkien Estate web site Trees gallery10th item (“Nine Grasses”)
TAI #313grass
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 53r
tableaux
black ink green ink
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 198196, right
2015Tolkien Estate web site Trees gallery1st item (“Stylized Grasses”)
TAI #314súriquessë

eleven stalks, fanned; leftmost stalk broken

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 53r
tableaux
black ink green ink red ink
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 198196, bottom
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 #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 #349Sketch of a hobbit
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink
belts · boots · clothing
Bilbo
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 140102
TAI #353The White Tree and stars
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 39v
objects tableaux
plants · flowers · grasses stars trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR front coverwith black background
2015Art of LR 228183
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 #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 #439Crown of Gondor (later sketch)
objects tableaux
black ink
crowns · hats · helms rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 195153, left
TAI #446Eye motif (I) for dust jacket for The Fellowship of the Ring (trial)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 23r
tableaux
pencil red pen
eyes
Sauron
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 212169, left
TAI #447Eye motif (II) for dust jacket for The Fellowship of the Ring (trial)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 23r
tableaux
pencil
eyes
Sauron
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 212169, center
TAI #448Eye motif (III) for dust jacket for The Fellowship of the Ring (trial)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 23r
tableaux
black pen pencil red pen
eyes
Sauron
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 212169, right
TAI #450Eye motif (IV) for dust jacket for The Fellowship of the Ring (trial)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 30v
tableaux
eyes
Sauron
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 218174
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 #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 #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 #479‘Owlamoo’
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 88, fol. 32r
tableaux
black ink red ink watercolor
birds · eagles
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend 83monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 8479
2018Maker of Middle-earth [179]item 45
TAI #483“linquë súrissë”

7 stalks: 1st and 7th half-height, 4th three-quarters height

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 65r
tableaux
black ink
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [185]item 48
2018Tolkien Treasures [12]
TAI #495‘Beyond’
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 12r
perspectives tableaux
watercolor
moon mountains · hills roads · paths stars trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth 17066
TAI #496‘There’

inscribed “There (when you don’t / want to go / from here)” in pencil

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 13r
tableaux
pencil watercolor
mountains · hills trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [171]item 41 (upper)
TAI #497‘Here’

inscribed “Here (in an exciting place)” in pencil

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 13r
tableaux
pencil watercolor
trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [171]item 41 (lower)
TAI #498‘Maddo’
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 88, fol. 31r
tableaux
black ink colored ink watercolor
moon stars trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 8478
2018Maker of Middle-earth 17870
TAI #499‘Súriquessë’

21 stalks

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 64r
tableaux
black ink
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [185]73
TAI #502flowering rushes
Bodleian MS Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 13r
tableaux
black ink colored pen pencil
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [189]item 51, bottom
TAI #515flower design
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 64r
patterns tableaux
black pen blue pen colored pencil green pen red pen
plants · flowers · grasses stars
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [190]item 55
TAI #521floral design
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 65r
tableaux
black pen blue pen green pen red pen
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [191]item 58, top
TAI #529mountains
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 66r
patterns tableaux
blue pen
mountains · hills
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [191]item 60, right of center left
TAI #530floral pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 66r
patterns tableaux
blue pen green pen
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [191]item 60, left
TAI #537thistle
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 66r
tableaux
black pen blue pen green pen red pen
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [191]item 60, lower right
TAI #546‘Taurobel’
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 1/XIV, fol. 105r
tableaux
black ink
bridges · fords plants · flowers · grasses rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Tol Eressëa
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [213]82, top
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

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