Looks like it could have been an illustration form the The Hobbit. Nice old school feel to this. Almost like the style of line art they use for novels marketed to youth. where every 20 pages is a picture.
I adore his books. I did these a long time ago, back when I was a student, then coincidentally my first professional job involved assembling his covers. I'm surprised there isn't more shannara art around here. The stories are wonderful and make great subjects.