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We May Laugh Together Yet (J.R.R. Tolkien Portrait)
We May Laugh Together Yet (J.R.R. Tolkien Portrait)
We May Laugh Together Yet (J.R.R. Tolkien Portrait)
We May Laugh Together Yet (J.R.R. Tolkien Portrait)

We May Laugh Together Yet (J.R.R. Tolkien Portrait)

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Watercolor portrait of J.R.R. Tolkien accompanied by a hand-lettered quote from one of Tolkien's letters to his son Michael.

I have pages of Tolkien's letters to his sons copied down in my commonplace books and have found much solace in them over the years. Tolkien wrote to Christopher and Michael through the global chaos and uncertainty of WWII and into his declining years of old age. These letters feel like snippets of transparent vision into his life, eccentricities, frailty, dreams, and wisdom. Most importantly, perhaps, they disclose a man persistent in hope despite the ugly realities of doubt and warfare and monotony.

This listing is for a fine art print of an original watercolor painting by Bryana Joy. The artwork is printed on 300 gsm archival quality watercolor paper measuring 5x7 inches. Please allow 2-4 business days for this item to ship.

There is a place called ‘heaven’ where the good here unfinished is completed; and where the stories unwritten, and the hopes unfulfilled, are continued. We may laugh together yet.

International Shipping Notice
Free international shipping is now available for small fine art prints, but please note that your print will be shipped as a letter. It will be mailed in a Kraft paper envelope with a protective cellophane sleeve but without cardboard backing or tracking. This is because international USPS rates for rigid packages are prohibitive for items of this size. (However, if you'd like to have your print shipped with tracking and cardboard backing, feel free to select the "USPS First Class International" option during checkout.) Small prints shipped within the US will be mailed with cardboard backing to ensure maximum durability during transit.