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Defeated by a Jigsaw Puzzle August 6, 2011

Filed under: Art works,Artists,Jigsaw Puzzles,Paintings — Janet @ 8:02 pm

We have struggled with our latest 1000 piece jigsaw.  Work has been slow but the picture is rich.  Last night though we decided that we had struggled enough and it was no longer giving us any pleasure.  So we packed it up and have now started another puzzle which we hope will give us more satisfaction.

The 1000 piece puzzle which was giving us so much grief was of a painting by Melchior de Hondecoeter, an artist I had not heard of.  I looked him up on the web and found indeed that he has many rich images, a joy to view and potentially good puzzles, but this particular one just didn’t work for us.

  all the pieces now back in the box, A Cock, Hens and Chicks, by Melchior de Hondecoeter, 1000 pieces, a puzzle from The National Gallery London

  This was the point at which we stopped.  Maybe 100 pieces short of completion.

Melchoir de Hondecoeter was a Dutch painter, born c. 1636, died 1695.  He has been termer an animalier.  As you can see from the following images, he liked to paint animals.

  Cock fighting a Turkey  (photo from the internet)

  image from the internet



2 Responses to “Defeated by a Jigsaw Puzzle”

  1. Susan Says:

    Rich images indeed! Too bad you didn’t complete it, but I do agree to stopping when you really do assess the situation and decide it just isn’t enjoyable anymore. After all, working on jigsaws is about the pleasure of puzzling 🙂

  2. As we know sometimes jigsaws are just not enjoyable! It’s a bit like finding the right book. My Granny always hated those “greens and blues”..

    It’s amazing that jigsaws still remain as popular as they ever did.

    Take care and keep up with doing jigsaws.

    Best wishes

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