Carved into the living green stone of the Lonely Mountain’s flank, the grand front gate of Erebor stood like a monument, proclaiming the power and skill of the Dwarves. Impenetrable and proud, the great wall of hewn stone made a fortress of the mountainside, protecting the prosperous Dwarf city and the vast treasure of Thror that it held.
Peaceful and plentiful were the days of Durin’s folk in those times, before rumour of the wealth of the Dwarves crept north; before the sky grew dark; before the coming of the hot wind…
The scene from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has been captured by Weta Workshop concept designer Nick Keller who was part of the core team of Weta designers who worked on the movie.
Nick Keller also painted Out of the Fire - Eagles' Rescue and you can see more of his work in our series of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles books about Art & Design and Creatures & Characters.
The Front Gate to Erebor joins our exclusive suite of Middle-earth art prints by Weta artists:
The external dimensions of the print are 23.2 in x 11.7 in (590 mm x297 mm) and the printed area is 20.9 in x 8.9 in (530 mm x 235 mm). A lovely cinematic format. Exactly the same size as the previously released prints.
It's printed on good quality 170 gsm satin paper and ships rolled up in a VERY sturdy poster tube. It will arrive in pristine condition, ready to be framed and hung, pride of place, in your home.
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