Category Archive: The Silmarillion

Ted Nasmith Illustrations from The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien

Lúthien

Media: Gouache on illustration board Dimensions: 32½ cm × 51 cm Limited edition prints are available First appeared in the 1990 Tolkien Calendar, published by HarperCollins. (It was the painting for March.)

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The Oathtaking of Cirion and Eor

Media: Gouache on illustration board (This is a scene from Tolkien’sUnfinished Tales.) First appeared in the 1990 Tolkien Calendar, published by HarperCollins. (It was the painting for September.)

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Orthanc in the Second Age

Media: Gouache on illustration board Dimensions: 7½ in × 6 ½ in First appeared as part of theMiddle-earth Collectible Card Game, published by Iron Crown Enterprises in the mid-1990s.

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Tuor Reaches the Hidden City of Gondolin

Media: Gouache on illustration board First appeared in the 1996 Tolkien Calendar, published by HarperCollins. (It was the painting for June.)

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The Shores of Valinor

Media: Gouache on illustration board Dimensions: 45 cm × 31 cm Limited edition prints are available First appeared in the 1992 (Centenary) Tolkien Calendar, published by Grafton Books. (It was the painting for June.) Was also later used by the Lonely Mountain Band for the cover of their first album, “Beyond the Western Seas” 

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Morgoth and the High King of Noldor

Media: Gouache on illustration board First appeared in the 1992 (Centenary) Tolkien Calendar, published by Grafton Books. (It was the painting for October.)

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Tuor at Vinyamar

Media: Gouache on illustration board First appeared in the 1992 (Centenary) Tolkien Calendar, published by Grafton Books. (It was the painting for July.)

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The Ships of the Faithful

Media: Gouache on illustration board First appeared in the illustrated edition of The Silmarillion, and The Silmarillion Poster Collection, published by HarperCollins in 1998. Used on the cover of some editions of The Silmarillion. The sea is once again the focus in the dramatic apocalypse vision of The Ships of the Faithful, where the remnant of Numenorean nobility desperately …

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The Eagles of Manwë

Media: Gouache on illustration board First appeared in the illustrated edition of The Silmarillion, published by HarperCollins in 1998. Also used as the cover for some editions of The Silmarillion.

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Eärendil the Mariner

Media: Gouache on illustration board First appeared in the illustrated edition of The Silmarillion, published by HarperCollins in 1998.

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