We have just received a whole bunch of new 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles from Canadian puzzle company Eurographics, and they are beautiful. Absolutely gorgeous.
We’ve been on the look-out for additional puzzle suppliers, as our puzzle customer base just keeps growing, and the inventory was kind of thin in the fine-art category. Eurographics’ superlative catalogue of 1000 piece puzzles really fills that void very nicely!
One of my favourites is The Accolade, a painting by Edmund Blair Leighton. Leighton is known to art historians as a “genre painter”. His preferred subjects were elegant ladies, some of whom were figures from myth, literature, or history, while others were contemporary subjects. The Accolade shows a rather idealized scene of the Middle Ages, in which a kneeling warrior is knighted by a lovely princess.
We also received a gorgeous 1000-piece puzzle entitled “Pompeian Primavera”. The illustration used in this puzzle is a fragment of a fresco found in a villa destroyed by the
eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. The town in which the villa stood, Stabiae, was a sea-side resort frequented by well-to-Romans who built lavishly decorated luxury villas on the slopes overlooking the Mediterranean. Only a few kilometres from Mount Vesuvius; Stabiae was almost entirely covered by the ash released during the eruption. Ironically, the ash that destroyed the city at the same time preserved many works of art like the Primavera fragment, who picks her spring flowers today, almost as fresh and beautiful as the day she was painted.
These puzzles are designed in Canada and manufactured in the United States. We’re really pleased to be able to offer our customers these two gorgeous designs — as well as many others — from Eurographics.