Francesca da Rimini by William Dyce jigsaw puzzle (500 pieces)
500 piece jigsaw puzzle of Francesca da Rimini by William Dyce, from the National Galleries of Scotland Collection. Made by Pomegranate.
Scottish artist William Dyce acknowledged this as one of the finest paintings he produced in Edinburgh which was inspired by the ill-fated lovers described by Dante in his epic poem 'The Inferno'.
Francesca, married to an elderly husband Gianciotto, read to his younger brother Paolo and they fell in love. Gianciotto surprised the lovers and murdered them. He was originally included in Dyce's composition. A hint of the tragic outcome is still suggested dramatically by the presence of Gianciotto's disembodied hand at the left, a fortuitous result of the canvas trimmed to remove damage in 1882.