Tolkien inspired Original paintings for Auction by Ted Nasmith (28.04.11 by Pieter Collier) - Comments

Original Art by World famous illustrator Ted Nasmith is on auction at ebay! Hurry up, since there is only one day left! Ted Nasmith has credted the fully illustrated Silmarillion, JRR Tolkien calendars, many Tolkien books and scenes from the Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and more recently the illustrated guide to the Universe of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin (A Game of Thrones).

At the request of the artist this is an auction to raise funds for medical expenses for a loved one, all proceeds will go towards those medical expenses. So please support Ted and this charity and in one go obtain some very beautiful works of art!

Tom Bombadil and the River Daughter by Ted Nasmith

Tom Bombadil and the River Daughter is an original work of Ted Nasmith created for The Lord of the Rings collectible plate series from The Danbury Mint, England. It was inspired by the poem ‘The Adventures of Tom Bombadil’ by JRR Tolkien; for Ted Nasmith as pure an expression of ‘faerie’ as one might find among his writings.
In this work, Ted wanted to capture Tom’s delight in and fondness for Goldberry (the River Daughter of the title), as well as the enchantment of the Withywindle Valley under its sun-dappled Willow trees. He wanted to evoke the warmth of a summer day, with dragonflies darting to and fro, wind in the rustling leaves, and goldfish sunning in the green, cool depths of the pool.
The medium is gouache on illustration board, and the size is roughly 13” wide, in circular format.

This piece is listed starting at £1250 and other similar pieces from the series of 12 plates sold for £4000 each, this is the last one remaining and was not previously available for sale with the other illustrations of the plate series.

BID FOR THIS ITEM HERE.
Tom Bombadil and the River Daughter by Ted Nasmith


Luthien Escapes Upon Huan

About this painting Ted Nasmith said:

"Luthien Escapes Upon Huan has something of a history. Originally it started as a thumbnail sketch as part of a series of drawings I made upon re-reading The Silmarillion in the 1990s. After I was approached about illustrating the book, it was among the sketches favoured by Christopher Tolkien, and was duly developed for inclusion. A smaller version was executed in colour, but then for the ‘final’ version, the image was re-composed in vertical format to fit the book page, along with a number of other works I painted for the first, 1998 illustrated edition of the book. When, a few years later, a larger illustrated edition of The Silmarillion was proposed, and horizontally oriented illustrations (so-called “landscape format”) were to be included now, I took the opportunity to re-paint the illustration as it was first conceived. The result was the work on offer here, with its compelling depiction of the fugitive Luthien being borne away on the back of the great hound Huan."

The medium is gouache on illustration board, and the image size is 13” x 10”

This piece is listed starting at £1250 and other similar pieces from the series of 12 plates sold for £4000 each, this is the last one remaining and was not previously available for sale with the other illustrations of the plate series.

BID FOR THIS ITEM HERE.
Luthien Escapes Upon Huan
Luthien Escapes Upon Huan framed


As mentioned the proceeds are going to a loved ones medical expenses and Ted Nasmith has always been a great supporter of Tolkien events worldwide, so now it is time to support his cause! This is therefore a wonderful opportunity to purchase very rare original art by Ted Nasmith inspired by JRR Tolkien and a great investment as interest in the forthcoming movie increases everything Tolkien!

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