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J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth Promo Art

"The Lieutenant of the Black Gate" by John Howe

The Tolkien Calendar 1987.
Published by Unwin Paperbacks.
Kindly provided by John Howe. Descriptions by the author.

  • J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth Other October painting.
    The Witch King (Tolkien calendar title)
  • J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth Other "Originally done as a school project, I actually cut the figure out and glued it onto the background. (I find it hard to believe that the whole thing is still intact.) It is actually my first piece of Tolkien-related work to be published, appearing in the 1987 Tolkien Calendar with a somewhat startling green background and on the video game from Melbourne House.  I had originally labelled this image "The Lieutenant of the Black Gate", but very recently stumbled on my notes ( which fill the margins of my dog-eared, heavily annotated copies of The Lord of the Rings that I had in art school) and now realize that it was the Witch King that I had in mind while doing it."
    The Lieutenant of the Black Gate, 1979 (artist title)
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