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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


"There was Lobelia. Poor thing, she looked very old and thin when they rescued her from a dark and narrow cell. She insisted on hobbling out on her own feet; and she had such a welcome and there was such clapping and cheering when she appeared, leaning on Frodo's arm but still clutching her umbrella, that she was quite touched and drove away in tears. She had never in her life been popular before." - The Return of the King, Book VI, Chapter 8, The Scouring of the Shire


Calling all Lobelia Sackville-Baggins fans! The Tolkien community is filled with admirers of this peppery, strong and courageous hobbit elder who can outdo Bilbo as a burglar and take on a whole group of ruffians with her trusty umbrella. This original, hand-done painting features not only Lobelia’s toughness, but her turn towards mercy as she is rescued by Frodo from the Lockholes of Michel Delving to the cheers of a crowd. You can learn more about this scene in my illustrated blog post: The Liberation of Lobelia and the Gandalf-ication of Frodo, but in the meantime, here are some things to notice about this heartwarming piece:


  • As the Shire is liberated from Saruman’s colonization, the dark clouds are blowing away and the sun is shining again
  • Lobelia’s transformation is signified by the dead, prickly thistles behind her as she turns to accept a fresh bouquet of the year’s last wildflowers from a hobbit lass who has decked herself with flowers to celebrate the freedom that has been restored to the Shire
  • Frodo bears tokens of his own transformation, from being the hobbit who once wished his cousin Bilbo had killed Gollum, to now being earnestly resolved that no more unnecessary violence will take place; he is wearing the Lothlórien brooch as a symbol of his journey, and his star amulet as a sign of his own sufferings
  • The kindness of the hobbits is present in their offerings of bread, their sweeping bows of honor to a local hero, and their hearty cheers for Lobelia
  • Note the two young hobbits standing in the grass above the root cellar. They are watching how their elders behave, and it is good to think they witness the end of long enmity between Frodo and Lobelia who spend the rest of their time in Middle-earth sharing out peace and plenty with others


Whether you are a staunch Lobelia fan, or simply can’t get enough of the life lessons learned from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings on such important topics as mercy, love, and courage in hard times, hanging this museum-quality print in your home will help you celebrate what you value and spark the sharing of great stories with you family and guests.


This piece is dedicated to a valued and honored patron and tremendous Tolkien fan, Ms. Bonnie Marques.

"Lobelia Rescued from the Lockholes" 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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