Return of the King

This illustration by Geoff Taylor, was originally used on Return of the King, written by J R R Tolkien,

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Return of the King


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Detail Image Return of the King - art by Geoff Taylor
Detail Image Return of the King - art by Geoff Taylor
Detail Image Return of the King - art by Geoff Taylor


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Return of the King - art by Geoff Taylor
Return of the King - art by Geoff Taylor
Journeys of Frodo - art by Geoff Taylor


Description

The Return of the King by J R R Tolkien. This painting has several interesting pockets of activity, a vibrant depiction of the third book in ths Lord of the Rings trilogy. Soldiers, wizards and dragons featured in a vast firey landscape. All three paintings in this trilogy "Lord of the Rings" for sale together for £15,000


Series

The Lord of the Rings

Synopsis for Original Title

The Retun of the King. Book 3. Gandalf and Pippin arrive at Minas Tirith in the kingdom of Gondor, delivering the news to Denethor, the Lord and Steward of Gondor, that a devastating attack on his city by Sauron, the Dark Lord of Mordor is imminent. Pippin then enters the service of the Steward as repayment of a debt he owes to Boromir, Denethor's dead son and preferred heir. Now clad in the uniform of the tower guard, Pippin watches the fortunes of war unfold, while Denethor descends into madness as the hosts of Mordor press ever closer to Gondor's capital city of Minas Tirith. Faramir, Boromir's younger brother, returns from his campaign with the shattered remnants of his company and is soon ordered to ride out and continue the hopeless defence of Osgiliath against a horde of orcs. Osgiliath is soon overrun and a gravely wounded Faramir is carried back to Denethor. His people seemingly lost and his only remaining son all but dead, Denethor orders a funeral pyre built that is to claim both him and his dying son. Minas Tirith stands encircled and besieged by the armies of Mordor. Meanwhile, in Rohan, Théoden and his Rohirrim are recovering from the Battle of the Hornburg, in which they defended Rohan against the forces of Saruman at great cost. Aragorn, having confronted Sauron through the palantír of Isengard, sets out to find the lost army of the undead oathbreakers who dwell in the Paths of the Dead, a mountain hall where they have been enslaved since their treachery ages ago. Helped by his companions Legolas and Gimli as well as a Company of Rangers from Arnor in the north (the "Grey Company"), he sets out to recruit the Army of the Dead to his cause. As Aragorn departs on his seemingly impossible task, King Théoden musters the Rohirrim to come to the aid of Gondor. Merry, eager to go to war with his allies, is refused by Théoden several times. Finally Dernhelm, one of the Rohirrim, takes Merry up on his horse, and secretly rides with the rest of the Rohirrim.


Details

Availability

Year1
1999

Medium2
Acrylic on Artboard

Size approx.3
28x18 inches or 71x45 cm
Original (£5000)

Availabe to License
Yes

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