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Museum-Quality Matte Paper Print available in two sizes:

12" x 16" (30cm x 40cm): $35.00

24" x 32" (60cm x 80cm): $48.00


“...he dreamed a dream of hundreds of black bears dancing slow heavy dances round and round in the moonlight of the courtyard.” - The Hobbit, Chapter 7: Queer Lodgings


Beorn is one of the fiercest characters encountered in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, and it is a great comfort to know that he is Bilbo Baggins’ ally, and ours. He lodges the traveling company, gives them food, lends them ponies, and comes to fight on their side in The Battle of the Five Armies. Bilbo dreams of bears dancing outside of Beorn’s hall and Gandalf confirms that many of Beorn’s folk have been visiting while the dwarves and the hobbit sleep safely indoors.


But The Hobbit is not the first place we encounter the Ruxöalë - the great bear dance - in Professor Tolkien’s larger legendarium. As presented in Carl F. Hostetter’s Nature of Middle-earth, dancing bears once lived on the island of Númenor and they were folk of great dignity who visited the houses of men. It would be hopeful to think some of them escaped before the island’s downfall, and who is to say how this might have played out in the Fourth Age with Sam Gamgee’s daughter Goldilocks? In his lectures, Professor Tom Shippey reminds us that the legend of the bear-man occurs repeatedly in Norse mythology, and so this image is an old, old and evocative one to this day.


This original fine art print of Beorn and his folk dancing in a moonlit field of clover may bring you peaceful sleep and good dreams if hung in a bedroom, knowing you have powerful friends nearby keeping you safe through the night. Hang it wherever you want to make your home a little more cozy with a soft and memorable glimpse of Tolkien’s Faërie.

"Bears’ Meeting at Beorn’s Hall" Print

  • Every print you purchase comes with a white border for your convenience. The 32” x 24” print features an image that is 24” x 20” total, with a 2” border on the top and bottom, and a 4” border on either side. The 16” x 12” print features an image that is 12” x 10” total, with a 1” border on the top and bottom, and a 2” border on either side. If you take your print to a framer, you can either have it framed with the border or have your framer remove the border before framing.


    The 250 gsm/ 110lb paper is perfect for fine art, designed to last for years without losing its original beauty. It is FSC-certified paper or equivalent certifications, depending on regional availability, for the sake of the Earth. Each poster is shipped in robust packaging, ensuring it arrives safely and securely. Paper sizes may vary slightly by region. For the US and Canada, the measurement is in inches, while for the rest of the world, it is in centimeters.

  • Your order will be printed on-demand by Gelato - a recognized leader in the creation of fine art prints. As the artist, I have ordered samples of my prints to ensure quality, but if you experience any quality issues, please contact support at Gelato via the many support options offered on this page:

    Thank you so much for your purchase. Wishing you great enjoyment!

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