Storming the Bank
The Shadow of Sauron
Media: Gouache on illustration board
First appeared in the 2004 Tolkien Calendar, published by HarperCollins. (It was the centerfold painting.)
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Thanks for noticing, Nic. It’s a dilemma, because Tolkien is explicit about the outer wall, yet most fans are used to seeing the wall as white, which in fact is how you’d expect it to look. It then ‘feels’ wrong to see it as it was described for those paying attention. Cheers!
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