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Summary

This painting by J.R.R. Tolkien dates from September 1927. Beneath the coiled dragon appear in the original some words from the Old English poem Beowulf (line 2561), hringbogan heorte gefysed, rendered in J.R.R. Tolkien's translation of the poem "...the heart of the coiling beast stirred".[1]

This drawing was published in the J.R.R. Tolkien Calendar 1979 and appears on the cover of the De Luxe edition of The Hobbit (1976). It was reproduced as plate nr. 48 in J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator.

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References

  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist & Illustrator, pp. 52-3

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current01:05, 21 February 2006Thumbnail for version as of 01:05, 21 February 2006800×650 (57 KB)Hyarion (Talk | contribs) (This painting by J.R.R. Tolkien dates from around 1927-8 as the paintings and drawings illustrating The Silmarillion. Beneath the coiled dragon appear in the original some words from the Old English poem Beowulf (line 2561): :hringbogan heorte gefys)

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