JRR Tolkien's original drawing will be on public display for the first time
An original drawing by JRR Tolkien is to be displayed for the first time at an exhibition in Gloucestershire.
The drawing of Lamb's Farm, Gedling, was done by the author in 1911 and is significant because it shows an early version of the famous JRRT monogram.
It was at this location in Gedling, Nottinghamshire, that Tolkien wrote his epic The Silmarillion which grew and eventually led to the creation of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
The original drawing will receive its first public display in August 2010, at an annual Tolkien-inspired art exhibition in Moreton-in-Marsh.
The event will also stage the launch of Wheelbarrows at Dawn, the biography of JRR's brother, Hilary Tolkien.
Renowned Tolkien artists Ted Nasmith (illustrator of the official 2010 Tolkien Calendar), Ruth Lacon, Jef Murray and Peter Pracownik will be exhibiting their latest Tolkien-inspired paintings at the three-day event.
They shall also be attending in person throughout, giving talks about their work and meeting the public.
The Edge of the Wild exhibition takes place at The Redesdale Hall from Saturday, 14 August to Monday, 16 August 2010 from 9am to 5 pm. Admission is free.