In pictures: The Estate of J.R.R. Tolkien publishes rarely seen drawings from The Lord of the Rings and other books: A new website from the Tolkien estate includes some previously unpublished artwork by the fantasy author
The estate of renown [sic; recte, “renowned”] author J.R.R. Tolkien has released a new website featuring artworks, some previously unseen, by the author of The Hobbit and its related trilogy [sic; recte, “novel”], The Lord of the Rings.
A linguist who created the land of Middle Earth [sic; recte, “Middle-earth”] to give life to his invented languages, Tolkien also was a talented artist and mapmaker who illustrated his ideas.
The father of the modern fantasy genre, Tolkien died in 1973. His books became bestsellers, with more than 100 million copies of Lord of the Rings sold since their initial release between 1954 and 1955.…