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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


“Anyway by mid-winter Gandalf and Bilbo had come all the way back, along both edges of the Forest, to the doors of Beorn's house; and there for a while they both stayed. Yule-tide was warm and merry there...” - The Hobbit, Chapter XVIII: The Return Journey


This fine art print depicts the lovely time of rest and recreation Bilbo and Gandalf enjoy in spending Yule-tide at the hall of Beorn near the end of their long journey in The Hobbit. The hall is hung with greens, lit with beeswax candles, warm with the company of animals, and well-provided with a feast of bread, honey, fruit, nuts, clotted cream, and other earthy fare. Bear-like Beorn presides at the festive board, laughing with his guests over one of Gandalf’s tales, as he once did when Thorin and Company first came to visit him. Look and you will see the coal-black ram, one of the white ponies, a long-bodied grey dog, and owls flying about in the rafters under the starry sky.


Bilbo Baggins has been through many trying and astonishing adventures by this point in the story, and it’s lovely to see him enjoying one of Tolkien’s merciful moments of “recovery, escape, and consolation” in the house of Beorn after so many harrowing experiences. Third Age Middle-earth, of course, does not yet have Christmas, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s use of the word “yule” calls to mind the pre-Christian winter feast of “jul”, celebrated in a manner that Professor Tom Shippey suggests might be called “virtuous paganism,” borrowed from Beowulf and exemplified through Tolkien’s legendarium.


My historical cookbooks speak of jul long ago in which Northern folk decked their halls with greens and covered their floors with insulating straw in which they would nestle down and feast on heaps of bread, hearty porridges, and winter storage apples. The straw ornaments which still hang on the Christmas trees of Sweden recollect these times and it’s a depiction that would not feel out-of-place in Beorn’s dwelling. Given what the character of Beorn owes to the bear-men of Norse mythology, I hoped I could capture in this fine art print the Danish spirit of hygge - that warm and cozy feeling of relaxing with friends and family at home and sharing simple pleasures. By hanging this museum-quality print in your own home, you can celebrate some of the most charming moments in the beloved writings of J.R.R Tolkien year-round, or give this print as a gift to someone special to wish them a very merry god jul!

"Yule-tide at Beorn's" 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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