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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


“It was a really memorable talk. We began (in Addison’s walk just after dinner) on metaphor and myth — interrupted by a rush of wind which came so suddenly on the still, warm evening and sent so many leaves pattering down that we thought it was raining.” - C.S. Lewis, from a letter to Arthur Greeves, 1931


J.R.R. Tolkien was a profoundly pious man, raised a Roman Catholic from the time of his mother’s conversion, a person whose life and work existed inside his faith. For C.S. Lewis, the road was less straight, and the extract from the above letter describes an evening he’d recently spent in the company of Tolkien and Hugo Dyson and which proved to be central to his conversion to Christianity.


By 1931, Lewis had come to believe in a Supreme Being. Yet, it was not until shortly after his night spent in serious conversation about the nature of myth and God with his friends at Oxford that Lewis found himself believing in Christ while on an outing with his brother, Warren. According to scholar David C. Downing in The Most Reluctant Convert, Warren also turned back toward religion at around this time.


Addison’s Walk is a landmark for both Lewis and Tolkien fans, and this original painting attempts to give a glimpse of an event of immense significance for Lewis and of the evangelizing effect Professor Tolkien has been having on readers for generations. Careful observers will notice Tolkien’s Secret Fire (the Holy Spirit) and the life of faith to come in Lewis’ distant lamppost. The Hobbit is yet to be published, and Narnia is two decades away in 1931, but the theology these two friends will weave their myths around will create some of the best and most profound stories ever told.


Lewis and Tolkien fans are on the same path, and by hanging a print of this painting in your home, you may find it a helpful reminder of the fact that the right words at the right time to the right person can change not only their life, but the lives of everyone within their sphere. Painted with the greatest of respect, admiration, and love for Tollers and Jack.

"Tolkien and Lewis: Addison's Walk, 1931" Tolkien Art Print

  • Every print you purchase comes with a white border for your convenience. The 24” x 32” print features an image that is 20” x 24” total, with a 4” border on the top and bottom, and a 2” border on either side. The 12” x 16” print features an image that is 10” x 12” total, with a 2” border on the top and bottom, and a 1” 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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