Greg and Tim did a sketch for this painting in 1978 as a potential centerfold for the '79 LoR calendar, but the brothers decided not to use it at that time. Then, in 2000, for the second edition of their LoR art book with Watson-Guptil, they finally took the sketch to a finished painting!
This is one of the last LoR pieces the Brothers Hildebrandt ever created together.
THIS PRODUCT IS ONLY AVAILABLE SIGNED BY GREG HILDEBRANDT
This gorgeous print is of the new painting created specifically for the Greg and Tim Hildebrandt the Tolkien Years art book. The book featured this image as a tear out poster. These 200 Artist proofs were the only ones printed flat. All of the others were folded and inserted into the books during production. Signed by Greg Hildebrandt.