Art & Fable's A Floral Fantasy by Walter Crane 500-Piece Puzzle invites you to enjoy the poetry and artwork of Walter Crane’s 1898 book, A Floral Fantasy in an Old English Garden.
The nine illustrations in this puzzle are the work of 19th century artist Walter Crane, an English artist and book illustrator. They appeared in a short book entitled "A Floral Fantasy in an Old English Garden" (1899) and describes a stroll through a garden. Crane himself is depicted lying under a tree (upper right panel) prior to being led through through the garden by a fairy, where he encounters a series of human characters dressed as flowers and plants. These are arrayed in elaborate costumes of petals, tendrils and leaves, engaged in somber reflection and making visual puns about the plant’s common names. It is a delightful book translated into a wonderful puzzle, skillfully arranged and artfully presented by the folks at A&F PC. Made inPoland
Originally geared towards young adults,A Floral Fantasyretains its wide appeal due to Crane’s beautiful artwork and mastery in the creation of enchanted realms.
Walter Crane's lived and worked during The Golden Age of Illustration. His artwork from page 1 and 2 of the book decorate the puzzle box, while the puzzle itself begins the story with pages 3-11.
This 500-piece puzzle will ultimately be a 2500 piece puzzle project once we have reproduced it to include all the pages of his wonderous book. It will be wonderful to see the whole series put together and displayed as one!
Art & Fable's jigsaw puzzles feature a luxurious velvet-touch surface. "Puzzles never felt so good!" They are premium quality jigsaw puzzles made from imaginative and beautiful artwork.
Each box contains:
a collectable, frameable print to enjoy while puzzling and long after
a resealable bag to preserve your puzzle and prevent lost pieces
a handy box-top stand designed to steady a tippy box top
Art & Fable makes donations from the sale of this puzzle to The Public Domain Review. Founded in 2011, the PDR is an online journal and not-for-profit project who is dedicated to the exploration of curious and compelling works from the history of art, literature, and ideas.