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Seller: adcbooks (1495)
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Cotswolds, GB
Ended Apr 30, 2011 9:05:08 PM
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Luthien Escapes Upon Huan Original Gouache painting, framed. By Ted Nasmith, Tolkien illustrator. (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) Original Art by World famous illustrator Ted Nasmith. 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) This is a stunning and highly collectable piece of art. Please bid generously. A Note on this piece from Ted Nasmith 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” The online catalogue of Ted Nasmith work shows retail prices. This piece is listed starting at £1250 and other similar pieces sell for around £4000. This painting can be shipped worldwide, to include secure packaging, insurance and tracked courier service. UK £30, Europe £40, USA & rest of World £70. Payment by paypal, transfer or all credit cards accepted. ADC Books are the agent for Ted Nasmith and deal in rare Tolkien books, memorabelia and tolkien inspired Art. please see other painting also listed "Tom Bombadil and the River Daughter"
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