The Land of Make Believe - 516 Piece Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle
- Categories: 20th Century, 500+ Pieces, Level 3, New Arrivals, Puzzles For Her, Puzzles For Him, Summer, Vintage Art Posters
- Type: 500+ Piece Puzzle
This fanciful map adorned the walls of many children's classrooms and bedrooms in the 1940s and 1950s.
The map illustrates whimsical scenes from fairytales and nursery rhymes set in a surreal, imaginary world.
It provides over 30 lovely vignettes of many of literature's most beloved children's books, including Little Red Riding Hood, Jack & the Beanstalk, Peter Rabbit, The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel, the Wizard of Oz, and Peter Pan.
It was created in the 1920s by the Czech-born artist Jaro Hess and was shown at a children's exhibition during Chicago's 1933 Century of Progress World Exhibition.
Hess's work depicts a fantastic wonderland including castles from every culture and his imagination. We see such familiar figures as Jack climbing the Bean Stalk, the cow jumping over the moon, the Emerald City of Oz, and Hansel and Gretel with the Gingerbread House.
He was a painter and landscape designer who spent much of his career in Grand Rapids, Michigan, after emigrating to the United States in 1910. Hess never achieved commercial success during his lifetime, but this fantastic poster has inspired many children and adults over the years. The Simpson's creator Matt Groening has said it gave him the idea for his animated series Disenchantment.
During the 1950s, the image was modified to change the figure of "The Wandering Jew" to simply "The Wanderer."
The perfect gift for wooden jigsaw puzzle lovers and fantasy art fans, this traditional adult wooden jigsaw puzzle can be done repeatedly. Our wooden jigsaw puzzle artists have included many nursery rhyme and fairytale whimsywooden jigsaw puzzle pieces that match the artwork's theme, and we have integrated them in ways that will delight and surprise you as you put the wooden jigsaw puzzle together.
- Includes a Bonus Poster to Guide Assembly
- Number of Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces: 516
- Completed Puzzle Size: 18” X 12"
- Artist: Jaro Hess
- Serial #: NP23-516-614
- Wood Thickness: 4mm
- Cut Style: Victorian
- Difficulty: Level 3
- Made in the USA
- Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle for Adults