Saint Bride (250 pieces) Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle
250 piece wooden jigsaw puzzle of Saint Bride, 1913, by John Duncan (1866-1945) part of the Scottish National Gallery Collection, NG 2043
A luxury wooden jigsaw, each piece is different and features a range of custom 'hero' pieces
According to the legend of the Irish Saint Bride she was transported miraculously to Bethlehem to attend the nativity of Christ. Here two angels carry the white robed saint across the sea. The seascape reflects Duncan's fascination with the Outer Hebrides and the Isle of Iona. The birds and seal provide an effective naturalistic foil for the supernatural angels overlapping the patterned border. Scenes from the life of Christ decorate the angel's robes, and may include the artist's self-portrait as the tiny clown (a holy fool) accompanying the procession of the magi on the leading angel's gown.
Puzzle size: 36 x 25cm approx