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By Taivo
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Help with the Name of an Alan Lee work

Jan 22
2022/1/22 20:28:47 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

On the back of many recent editions of The Hobbit illustrated by Alan Lee and featuring "Smaug the Magnificent" on the front cover, there is a work on the back cover that clearly shows a group of mounted riders (dwarves?) in Bywater in front of The Green Dragon Inn. I've seen it on many translations and it looks like a standard format--"Smaug the Magnificent" on the front and this on the back. I have scoured the internet for the title of this painting, but have been unsuccessful in finding it. Can anyone help with the title of this work? Thank you

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Jan 22
2022/1/22 20:48:41 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
In the Tolkien Calendar 2020 (February) the title is "The Green Dragon Inn"
Jan 22
2022/1/22 21:07:58 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Mauro D86 wrote:

In the Tolkien Calendar 2020 (February) the title is "The Green Dragon Inn"

Thank you !!
Jan 23
2022/1/23 3:31:17 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thanks Mauro D86!

Alan has told me in the past that he doesn’t give names to most (all?) of his paintings. The names that HC gives them are fine most of the time.
Jan 24
2022/1/24 18:43:31 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulókë wrote:

Alan has told me in the past that he doesn’t give names to most (all?) of his paintings. The names that HC gives them are fine most of the time.
For consistency on my web site, I use what they're called on Tolkien Gateway's list. But this particular painting isn't on that list. Knowing that Mr. Lee generally doesn't name his paintings explains the occasional variations of name that I've seen.
Jan 25
2022/1/25 9:02:19 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Taivo wrote:

For consistency on my web site, I use what they're called on Tolkien Gateway's list. But this particular painting isn't on that list. Knowing that Mr. Lee generally doesn't name his paintings explains the occasional variations of name that I've seen.
On this subject, I use the works of the publishers (books, calendars, etc etc). There shouldn't be many illustrations left that haven't been officially named by HC.
Jan 27
2022/1/27 14:34:15 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Bergelmir wrote:

On this subject, I use the works of the publishers (books, calendars, etc etc). There shouldn't be many illustrations left that haven't been officially named by HC.
That is undoubtedly the best when available.
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