William Dyce: Francesca da Rimini 500-piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Francesca da Rimini, 1837, by William Dyce (Scottish, 1806–1864)
Oil on canvas, 183 x 219 cm (721⁄16 x 861⁄4 in.)
As Francesca reads to her young lover, Paolo, there is a hint of tragedy: the hand of her husband, the elderly and deformed Gianciotto of Rimini, creeps into the left of the frame. Aficionados of Dante’s Inferno will know that Gianciotto, Paolo’s brother, assassinated the lovers in such a scene. Artist William Dyce originally included Gianciotto in full, but when the canvas was trimmed in 1882 to remove damage, only his disembodied hand remained.
Thoughtfully conceived and engagingly intricate, our 500-piece jigsaw puzzles combine superb color reproduction, stunning and unusual images, and sturdy construction to delight generations of novice and veteran puzzleworkers.
Puzzle size: 24 x 18 in.
Box size: 8⅝ x 10⅝ x 1⅞ in.
Published with the National Galleries of Scotland.