Is it just me, or does Bilbo look a bit like JRR himself in this drawing by Tolkien?
Some of you may have seen some of these (below,) but here's a few links to Tolkien-related art posts from the recent past, for some added insight into the history of "old school" RPG art.
Art of The Hobbit: Never Before Seen Drawings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The original edition of The Hobbit included 20 or so drawings by Tolkien, but he actually created more than 100!
Middle Earth: Where the wilder things are.
A 1960s edition of The Hobbit was almost illustrated by Maurice Sendak.
Hobbit covers uncovered.
A nice collection of covers of various editions of The Hobbit published from 1937 to 2007.
By Tove! These are cool!
Pictures from the 1962 Swedish publication of The Hobbit by Tove Jansson.
Illustrator Carson Ellis has put together a nice collection of drawings of Gollum from around the world.