|23.5 X 19 inches|
Pencil on tissue paper.
This is a layout sketch for Farmer Maggots hospitality appearing in the month of January for the 1978 Tolkien calendar. It is not the final sketch.
You will notice that in this design Farmer Maggots wife had not been placed in yet and the were toying with the idea of putting her in on the left hand side of the page rather than the right.
Greg dug into his archives to find the few remaining Tolkien sketches that he owned in 2000 when Spiderwebart began to design the Tolkien art of The Brothers Hildebrandt art book, published by Watson-Guptill. This sketch may have some tears in it, but that in no way takes away from its beauty. The computer image does not do this drawing justice.
This sketch was Signed Hildebrandt prior to Tim's death in 2006