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Ted Nasmith’s Tolkien Paintings

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Ted Nasmith Tolkien Graphics

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Ted Nasmith’s paintings display a wealth of detail and artistic interest to me. They are well constructed and often exciting.

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An Unexpected Morning Visit

1992 (Centenary) Tolkien Calendar

Gandalf visits Bilbo at Bag End.

The Hobbitt


At the Court of the Fountain

1992 (Centenary) Tolkien Calendar

To the left is the dead remains of the white tree of Gondor, which indicates that this picture is before the end of the War of the Rings.

The Return of the King


No way down

1992 (Centenary) Tolkien Calendar

Sam and Frodo are probably in Mordor looking out over a cliff.

The Two Towers


Eowyn and the Lord of the Nazgul

1992 (Centenary) Tolkien Calendar

No man can slay the Lord of the Nazgul but Eowyn is a woman and slays him.

The Return of the King


Farewell to Lorien

1992 (Centenary) Tolkien Calendar

The elves, Bilbo, and Frodo prepare to leave on their final mortal journey.

The Fellowship of the Ring


Gollum’s Debate

1992 (Centenary) Tolkien Calendar

Gollum and Smeagol debate on the plains of Mordor.

The Two Towers


Morgoth and the High King of the Noldor

1992 (Centenary) Tolkien Calendar

Morgoth was the principal agent of evil in The Silmarillion. The Noldor were highly skilled elves.

The Silmarillion


The Glittering Caves of Aglarond

1992 (Centenary) Tolkien Calendar

This painting is featured in Tolkien’s World.

Shortly after the Battle of Helm’s Deep, Gimli speaks to Legolas about the wonders at The Caverns of Helm’s Deep.

Gems and crystals and veins of precious ore glint in the polished walls; and the light glows through folded marbles, shell–like, translucent as the living hands of Queen Galadriel.

The Return of the King


The Shores of Valinor

1992 (Centenary) Tolkien Calendar

The undying lands and home of the Valar, the gods.

The Silmarillion


Tuor at Vinyamar

Tuor is guided by swans to the ancient and ruined city of Vinyamar.

The Silmarillion

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