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Gwindor's Death by peet Gwindor's Death by peet
‘On that day, the pride and host of Nargothrond withered away; and Orodreth was slain in the forefront of the battle, and Gwindor son of Guilin was wounded to the death. But Túrin came to his aid, and all fled before him; and he bore Gwindor out of the rout, and escaping into a wood there laid him on the grass.
Then Gwindor said to Túrin: ‘Let bearing pay for bearing! But ill-fated was mine, and vain is thine; for my body is marred beyond healing, and I must leave Middle-earth. And though I love thee, son of Húrin, yet I rue the day that I took thee from the Orcs. But for thy prowess and thy pride, still I should have love and life, and Nargothrond should yet stand a while. Now if thou love me, leave me! Haste thee to Nargothrond and save Finduilas. And this last I say to thee; she alone stands between thee and thy doom. If thou fail her, it shall not fail to find thee. Farewell!’

JRR Tolkien: The Silmarillion: Chapter 21: Of Túrin Turambar

See the rest of the NARN I HÎN HÚRIN series here.
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maglor20 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
This is beautiful.
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peet Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! It's non-canonical, however - Turin should really be dressed in black, but I did not know this in 2002 ;)
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is brilliant!
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peet Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like - its one of my earliest in the gallery :)
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deviant-rohain Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
wow...breathtakingly amazing
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silmarlfan1 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Very good. this part is very saddening.
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helgath Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
haven't read the book, but I was instantly captivated by this beautiful artwork :)
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MissStark Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome interpretation of one of my favourite scenes in that book, so beautiful and tragic. I love the colour and light, and all the detail.
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RePietEnterprises Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007  Professional Writer
This is beautifully done! It's so hard to find art featuring Gwindor, since he's one of the unsung characters in the Silmarillion, so it's very nice to see someone took the time needed in order to make a high quality piece like this. What a tragic character Gwindor is... Fourteen years in Morgoth's 'care' and he managed to escape without revealing any information about Nargothrond... I suppose that mixture of courage and affliction is what led me to role-play him on LiveJournal. *laughs* Wonderful work!

~Kris
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Aradiliel Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
I absolutely love this piece!:love: Gwindor is one of my favorite characters, and I always felt so sorry for him! I think that this painting does justice to one of the most tragic (in my opinion) scenes in the Silmarillion.
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