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Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien

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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