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Margrethe II of Denmark

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Queen Margrethe gave permission to use her illustrations in the CD layouts for
 
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]].
 
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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*[[1992]]: ''[[Tolkien Centenary Conference 1992]]''
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**[Recollection; untitled] (from an interview conducted by Thorkild Hansen in 1979)
  
 
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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.

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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.

Bibliography, selected

Articles

External links

References

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