Lord Of The Rings | Saxon Storyteller Art Print Series
Norse mythology was clearly a huge influence on the world that J.R.R. Tolkien created for his Lord of the Rings series. From the inclusion (and characteristics) of some of the races like the elves and dwarves to the names of many of his characters, the author was clearly inspired as many of our artists are today by the tales passed down from the Viking age.
Here, you can get all 5 of The Saxon Storyteller's A4 prints at a discounted rate:
- The Halfling:
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort...
Bearing the elvish sword "Sting", here you can see "the most famousest of all hobbits", Frodo Baggins, the ringbearer.
In the distant past, they were Kings of men, seduced by the power of 9 rings gifted by Sauron the deceiver and ultimately consumed. Now wraith like and clad in black, the Nazgul are a formidable foe whether mounted on a horse like in this depiction or on wings...
This A4 print is Matt's take on one of the most important events of Tolkien's second age as following his fathers death, Isildur, the new King of Gondor cuts the one ring from the hand of Sauron...
- The Rohirrim:
Let this be the hour when we draw swords together.
Whether you grew up with the book or the film, this is a quote that will always be remembered regardless of who said it... But isn't part of the glory of storytelling to see how the tale is adapted by the teller?
The Rohirrim are probably the people in Tolkien's Middle Earth most based on Vikings through their appearance and culture (burial mounds etc). They are fearsome warriors on horseback but like so many others, their power has been waning at the time the Fellowship sets out from Rivendell...
You shall not pass!
This piece depicts the fall of the grey wizard in the mines of Moria to an ancient Balrog of Morgoth...
Material & Make
The artwork you will receive has been created locally and is printed using high quality inks and paper to maintain integrity and quality of colour and image.
Your print will arrive on 250gsm uncoated art board and should be handled with care. It’s preferable to only touch the edges and we recommend mounting these in a frame behind glass.
About The Artist
The Saxon Storyteller is an illustrator known for his incredible ability to capture the character and theme of artifacts and historical figures. Reminiscent of Saxon and Viking iconography, his subject matter ranges from members of the lore (such as Ragnar Lothbrok) to those of Tolkien (like Gandalf and other members of the Fellowship). You may also recognize his work as the key illustrator of the Nordic Mythology Podcast, where his images appear unique to each episode and its content. On Northern Fire, you will discover the artwork of Saxon Storyteller on clothing, prints, and pins.
Size & Dimensions
A4 (210 x 297mm / 8.3 x 11.7 inches)