Artifact Puzzles - Waterhouse Lady Of Shalott Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

$ 88.00


This 347 piece wooden jigsaw puzzle of the 1888 John William Waterhouse painting The Lady of Shalott has elaborate puzzle pieces designed by Maria Berg, including an irregular braided edge with drop-out pieces (click on the little images under the main image to see the irregular edge and example pieces). NOTE: The irregular edge is not shown in the image on the box! The painting itself was a representation of a Lord Tennyson poem of fifty-six years prior by the same name. Packaged in our standard pine wood box. This puzzle is really hard! Laser-cut from 1/4" thick wood. Made in USA.

  • 347 pieces
  • 14" x 10.75"
  • laser cut wooden jigsaw puzzle
  • Made in USA

Manufacturer recommended age: 15 years and up

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Name: L.L.
Review: Jump aboard the Lady of Shalott's boat and set yourself adrift. The start of your journey will be pleasantly smooth: Putting together the Lady, her tapestry, and the distant landscape is not too difficult. But then the coal-colored bow of the boat reaches the equally dark, inky water of the river, and suddenly you're caught in a whirlpool of solid black, hard-to-match puzzle pieces that may have you circling for hours. (Nevermind that some of the dark pieces that you think should go in the water actually belong to the shadowy trees onshore.) Eventually the river's murky eddies spit you out and into some tall, tan reeds: They are not easy to assemble, but at least they're not black! At last you're at the braided edge.... In Tennyson's poem, the Lady is under a mysterious curse that keeps her trapped in her tower and weaving incessantly on her loom. You'll be under the curse too, as lacing together this tricky border will have you glued to your seat for quite some time. Of course, if you choose to set out in the opposite direction, by completing the border first and then working inward, that will give you a different sojourn altogether! In any case, if you enjoy pastimes that whisk you away to imaginary lands in bygone days, you cannot go wrong with this elegant puzzle.
Name: Kayla, NY
Review: Challenging puzzle due to the border and darkness. Fun and satisfying to complete!
Name: Joyce, CA
Review: Hard, especially the edge. Hint enclosed.
Name: Gina, MD
Review: Challenging border - made puzzle interesting.
Name: Michael, WA
Review: I agree 100% with Stephanie, definitely a cut above the ordinary.