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Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien
AuthorJ.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien
PublisherHoughton Mifflin

Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien brings together a wide array of paintings, sketches and pictures by Tolkien, confirming his considerable talent as an artist. This book provides a unique and fascinating insight into the visual conception of many of the places and characters familiar to readers of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and The Children of Húrin. The text is by Christopher Tolkien.


1. Hobbiton-across-the-Water

2. The Trolls

3. Three Trolls turned to Stone

4. Rivendell Looking West

5. Rivendell Looking East

6. Rivendell

7. The Mountain-path

8. Misty Mountains Looking West

9. Bilbo woke with the early sun in his eyes

10. Beorn's Hall

11. The Elvenking's Gate

12. The Elvenking's Gate

13. Bilbo comes to the Huts of the Raft-elves

14. Bilbo comes to the Huts of the Raft-elves

15. Lake Town

16. The Front Gate

17. Conversation with Smaug

18. Smaug flies round the Mountain

19. Death of Smaug

20. The Hall at Bag End

21. Old Man Willow

22. Doors of Durin

23. Book of Mazarbul

24. Moria Gate

25. Forest of Lothlorien in Spring

26. Helm's Deep and Hornburg

27. Orthanc and Minas Tirith

28. Shelob's Lair

29. Dunharrow

30. Orodruin and Barad-dûr

31. Taniquetil

32. Lake Mithrim

33. Nargothrond

34. Nargothrond

35. Gondolin

36. Tol Sirion

37. Mirkwood and Taur-nu-Fuin

38. Glaurung sets forth to seek Túrin

39. Polar bear

40-48. Various designs, sketches, floral and heraldic designs