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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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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is brilliant!
peet Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like - its one of my earliest in the gallery :)
deviant-rohain Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
wow...breathtakingly amazing
silmarlfan1 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Very good. this part is very saddening.
helgath Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
haven't read the book, but I was instantly captivated by this beautiful artwork :)
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.
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!

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.
aautio Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2005
Astounding.. This is such a memorable and sad scene, and you have captured it perfectly! the composition.. the emotion.. Túrin's grief and Gwindor's calm acceptance of death and the peace it brings him at last. Their equipment looks wonderful and detailed, but once again it's the background that really blows me away.. That amazing glowing light and those trees ablaze with the fiery colours of autumn leaves.. :wow: Are you sure you are not Alan Lee using a false name..? :XD:
carolin54323 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
You're so good at these "*insert character here* lay dying" scenes, and I like this one even more than the Boromir and Aragorn one. A stunning background with stunning trees. At the rate you're going I'm going to have :+fav:ed your entire gallery!
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