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Roger Garland Tolkien Paintings

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Roger Garland Tolkien Graphics

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This work is featured on the 1984 Tolkien Calendar.

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The Tale of the Sun and the Moon

This painting is featured as January 1984 and in Tolkien’s World.

In the East however was the work of the Gods of other sort, for there was a great arch made, and, ’tis said, ’tis all of shining gold and barred with silver gates, yet few have beheld it even of the Gods for the wealth of glowing vapours that are often swathed about it. Now the Gates of Morn open also before Urwendi only, and the word she speaks is the same that she utters at the Door of Night, but it is reversed.

The Book of Lost Tales, Volume One

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The Bridge of Khazad–du^m

This painting is featured as February 1984 and in Tolkien’s World.

"You cannot pass," he said. The orcs stood still, and a dead silence fell. "I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. You cannot pass. The dark fire will not avail you, flame of Udun. Go back to the Shadow! You cannot pass."

The Fellowship of the Ring

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The Haven of the Swans

March 1984

Elven ships in the shape of swans take Elves on their last trip.

The Return of the King

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The Two Trees of Valinor

April 1984

Two Trees of Valinor, Laurelin and Telperion before the Unlight of Ungoliant destroyed them.

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Glaurung, the First of the Dragons of Morgoth

May 1984

Glaurung, the Father of Dragons.

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Barad–Du^r

June 1984

Barad–Du^r, the Dark Tower of Sauron in Mordor.

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Ulmo, Lord of the waters

July 1984 and Tolkien’s World.

Ulmo is the Lord of the Waters. He is alone. He dwells nowhere long, but moves as he will in all the deep waters about the Earth or under the Earth… Ulmo loves both Elves and Men, and never abandoned them, not even when they lay under the wraith of Valar. …… For all seas, lakes, rivers, fountains and springs are in his government; so that the Elves say that the spirit of Ulmo runs in all the veins of the world.

The Silmarillion

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Shelob

August 1984

Shelob and Sam.

The Two Towers

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Gollum

September 1984

The half mad creature Smeagol become Gollum.

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The Lord of the Nazgu^l —The Battle of Pellenor Fields

This painting is featured as October 1984 and in Tolkien’s World.

Upon it sat a shape, black–mantled, huge and threatening. A crown of steel he bore, but between rim and robe naught was there to see, save only a deadly gleam of eyes; the Lord of the Nazgul.

The Return of the King

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Gandalf

November 1984

Gandalf smoking his pipe by a stream.

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The Chaining of Melko

This painting is featured as December 1984 and is present in Tolkien’s World.

But at the last the gates of Utumno were broken and the halls unroofed, and Melkor took refuge in the uttermost pit. Then Tulkas stood forth as champion of the Valor and wrestled with him, and cast him upon his face; and he was bound with the chain Angainor that Aule had wrought, and led captive; and the world had peace for a long age.

The Silmarillion

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