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J.R.R. Tolkien’s Magnificent Original Drawings for The Lord of The Rings, The Hobbit and More

by on July 29, 2015
 

From Hobbiton to Helm’s Deep, a remarkable glimpse into Tolkien’s rich universe through original drawings from none other than the master himself

J.R.R. Tolkien is, quite simply, single-handedly responsible for giving us modern fantasy.

From The Hobbit to The Lord of the Rings to The Silmarillion, Tolkien’s work is richly imagined in painstaking detail. Tolkien’s books are remarkable not only for the narrative, but for the accompanying body of work within the nooks and crannies of the Tolkien universe – from intricate maps, illustrations, and even several invented languages, each with their own sets of grammar rules and vocabulary.

Nowhere is the stunning expanse of his imagination more clearly demonstrated than in the book Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien. The book is an assorted collection of Tolkien’s drawings, some previously published and some unpublished. From Hobbiton to Helm’s Deep, the drawings are a remarkable glimpse into the window of Tolkien’s rich imaginary canvas.

The Hall at Bag-End, Residence of Bilbo Baggins

The Hall at Bag-End, Residence of Bilbo Baggins

Rivendell

Rivendell

Tje fprest pf Lothlorien in spring.

The forest of Lothlorien in spring.

The Misty Mountains looking West from the Eyrie towards Goblin Gate

The Misty Mountains looking West from the Eyrie towards Goblin Gate

The Doors of Durin and Moria Gate -

The Doors of Durin and Moria Gate – “Speak, friend, and enter.”

The Mountain Path

The Mountain Path

The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the-Water

The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the-Water

Conversation with Smaug

Conversation with Smaug

Smaug flies around the Mountain.

Smaug flies around the Mountain.

Bilbo comes to the Huts of the Raft-elves

Bilbo comes to the Huts of the Raft-elves

Helm's Deep and Hornburg

Helm’s Deep and Hornurg

Orthanc, the Tower of Isengard, and Minas Tirith

Orthanc, the Tower of Isengard, and Minas Tirith

Orodruin - Mount Doom

Orodruin – Mount Doom

Elvish script in Tolkien's own hand

Elvish script in Tolkien’s own hand

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