Boromir in the White Mountains
18" x 25" oil on panel
2005 Donato Giancola
collection of Pat and Jeannie Wilshire
It is easy to characterize Boromir as simple and headstrong, but here he is depicted as a proud man divided by his duties as son, royal protector and royal emissary. Possessing great courage, he lacked the inherent wisdom of Westernesse which ran truer in his brother Faramir. Boromir was never a villain, but was in some ways the most human of Tolkien's characters, constantly at battle between duty and morality, a figure of Shakespearean tragedy.