The Art of the Hobbit – and other illustrations
“A swath of JRR Tolkien’s original illustrations for The Hobbit are to be published for the first time this week as part of celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of the book’s publication.” Alison Flood, The Guardian.
I love Tolkien’s illustrations. Letters From Father Christmas was such a favourite of mine growing up – a real influence. Here are some other great pieces:
Oh brill! this will be a perfect Christmas present for Himself (who is a complete Tolkien Geek and even likes to speak Elven when given encouragement…which rarely comes from me…) Thanks Claire! jx
Love, love, love. the blues and greens, the art deco-ish feel and clarice cliffish trees. Gorgeous.