Tolkien Art Index

TAI #269: 1 item

TAI #269Dust-jacket design for Return of the King

On verso: body color trials, signature “JRRTolkien”, eye motif

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 30r
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink gold paint green body color red body color white body color
mountains · hills stars trees · forests
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains)
1992Life & Legend 61171monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 183182cast as dark green
2015Art of LR dust jacket front
2015Art of LR 230184
2018Maker of Middle-earth [374]item 169
2018Tolkien Treasures 108
2018Tolkien Treasures [109]enlarged detail
2019Voyage en Terre du Milieu 674as “Maquette de la jaquette pour Le Retour du roi

All images by J.R.R. Tolkien are copyright © The Tolkien Estate Limited or © The Tolkien Trust. The omission of greeting cards and jigsaw puzzles from the above list of sources is intentional.