The Rohirrim | Art Print
"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...
Norse mythology was clearly a huge influence on the world that J.R.R. Tolkien created for his Lord of the Rings books as it has been for our artist The Saxon Storyteller. 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.
Available as a standalone print or as part of Matt's Lord Of The Rings Print Series.
Material & Make
The artwork you will receive has been printed locally 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 can find the artwork of Saxon Storyteller on clothing, prints, and pins.
Size & Dimensions
A4 (210 x 297mm / 8.3 x 11.7 inches)