An original drawing by J.R.R. Tolkien is to be sold at auction by Tennants of Leyburn, North Yorkshire, on 13 April 2011. Drawn in pencil and coloured pencil,
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, Apr 2, 2011
An original drawing by J.R.R. Tolkien is to be sold at
auction by Tennants of Leyburn, North Yorkshire, on 13 April 2011. Drawn
in pencil and coloured pencil, New Lodge, Stonyhurst depicts the
garden of the guest house at which Tolkien stayed in Stonyhurst,
Lancashire on three occasions. Tolkien made the drawing in August 1947
and gave it to the family who owned New Lodge. Currently a small
reproduction may be seen on the auctioneers website,
, which lists the house estimate of the sale price as £15,000-20,000. The
drawing is also reproduced, with better colour, in J.R.R. Tolkien:
Artist and Illustrator, fig. 28.
We have no financial interest in this sale, and are posting information
as a favour to the owner of the drawing, a friend who kindly allowed us
to reproduce it in Artist and Illustrator sixteen years
Wayne & Christina
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