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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


“...most of the folk of the old Shire regarded the Bucklanders as peculiar, half foreigners as it were. Though, as a matter of fact, they were not very different from the other hobbits of the Four Farthings. Except in one point: they were fond of boats, and some of them could swim.” - The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 1, Chapter 5: A Conspiracy Unmasked


It’s such a perfect summer day in Buckland that the Master of Brandy Hall, Old Rory Brandybuck, is out on the Brandywine River in his boat, and Merry is helping Frodo push off onto the water, too. This painting is set during the seventeen years that transpire between Bilbo leaving the Shire at the beginning of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and Frodo’s own journey. We know Frodo often enjoyed going on walking parties, and doubtless he would have visited his childhood home and relations from time to time.


Buckland and its inhabitants are well worth enjoying. The hobbits there are rather different than the Shire-folk. Some grow beards, and thanks to their strong strain of Stoor ancestry, they may have larger-than-average hands and feet. Notably, they enjoy the water, and their turf-roofed houses, similar to the one at Crickhollow, can be seen here. Brandy Hall, with its three front doors and one hundred windows, would be the perfect place to visit if you wanted tons of hobbit company, though other houses are maintained for inhabitants who need a little peace and quiet. While we may automatically think of Bag End when we think about Frodo Baggins, this is where he really comes from, and it is the beautiful homeland of hearty, loyal Meriadoc Brandybuck. One day, the two of them will have to cross great rivers by boat and bridge, but on this lovely afternoon in late summer, everything is simple, fresh and peaceful for our dear hobbit friends.


Your print from this original, hand-done painting will help you feel like you, too, have gone on a hobbit walking party to explore the charms of life just outside the Shire. Patrons have kindly said they can almost breathe the fresh air coming off the water under the fine sky and they wish they could vacation there! I hope this fine art print will bring a bit of Buckland into your home.


Would you like to learn more about this part of Middle-earth? Read Visiting Buckland: Different Hobbits with a Different Lifestyle.

"Buckland" Tolkien Art 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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