During your exploration of our website you may have been intrigued by the illustrative fragments that frame and decorate our pages. They are details from illustrations, maps, and manuscripts, all by J.R.R. Tolkien, that you will be reassured to find restored to their original sources, intact and entire, in this gallery!
A number of these illustrations, alongside many others, are presented in Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond's J.R.R. Tolkien, Artist & Illustrator, published by HarperCollinsPublishers. You may also be interested in their article written for our website presenting “Tolkien's Art”.
The vast majority of the original illustrations in this gallery are held at
the venerable Bodleian
Library, in Oxford.
Please consult our Copyrights Page for all relevant information on the images in this gallery.