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Margrethe II of Denmark

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==History==
 
==History==
  
In the eary 1970s, the queen was inspired to illustrate ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''. She sent them to Tolkien, who was struck by the similarity to the style of his own drawings. In [[1977]], Queen Margrethe's drawings were published in the Danish translation of the book, redrawn by the British artist [[Eric Fraser]].
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In the eary 1970s, the Queen was inspired to illustrate ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''. She sent them to Tolkien, who was struck by the similarity to the style of his own drawings. In [[1977]], Queen Margrethe's drawings were published in the Danish translation of the book (''Ringenes Herre'', edition by publishers Gyldendal; one illustration for each chapter<ref>''[[Complete Songs and Poems|Complete Songs & Poems: The Lord of the Rings]]'' [booklet], p.14</ref>), redrawn by the British artist [[Eric Fraser]]. Here illustrations were also featured in a British edition of ''The Lord of the Rings'', published by [[HarperCollins]].
  
 
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Margrethe II of Denmark
Biographical information
BornApril 16, 1940
StyleTolkienesque
ImagesGallery
LocationDenmark

Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid, or Margrethe II, is the queen regnant of Denmark. She is also an artist, whose works has been inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's literature from a very young age. Her works of art are examined in the film documentary J.R.R.T.: A Film Portrait of J.R.R. Tolkien.

History

In the eary 1970s, the Queen was inspired to illustrate The Lord of the Rings. She sent them to Tolkien, who was struck by the similarity to the style of his own drawings. In 1977, Queen Margrethe's drawings were published in the Danish translation of the book (Ringenes Herre, edition by publishers Gyldendal; one illustration for each chapter[1]), redrawn by the British artist Eric Fraser. Here illustrations were also featured in a British edition of The Lord of the Rings, published by HarperCollins.

Queen Margrethe gave permission to use her illustrations in the CD layouts for the musical interpretation of the poems and songs from The Lord of the Rings by the Danish music group The Tolkien Ensemble.

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References

  1. Complete Songs & Poems: The Lord of the Rings [booklet], p.14