Wooden Puzzle: Rousseau's "Woman Walking in Exotic Forest"
Henri Rousseau was a self-taught artist who worked in Paris at the Customs Office (hence the nickname, "Le Douanier" or customs officer). His bold style and dreamlike images earned him the respect of his contemporaries and collectors alike, including Dr. Albert C. Barnes. Although he never left France, Rousseau depicted many fantasy scenes like this one, inspired by his studies at the botanic gardens in Paris. Several of them are among the 18 paintings by Rousseau on display at the Barnes Foundation. This puzzle is inspired by Rousseau's Woman Walking in Exotic Forest.
This fine wooden jigsaw is laser-cut with unique "whimsy" shapes in the tradition of 19th-century jigsaw puzzles. No two pieces are alike. For an irresistible challenge, there are no corner shapes, and there are straight edges in the center of the puzzle. This premium quality puzzle is designed to be a treasured gift for years to come; one that will delight puzzle-solvers for hours at a time.
Produced using wood from forests managed on a sustainable yield basis. 250 pieces, measuring 10 × 14 inches (25.4 × 35.56 cm) when assembled. Package measures 9 × 7 × 2 inches (22.86 × 17.78 × 5 cm). A Barnes Shop exclusive. Made in Great Britain. Not suitable for children under 3 years due to small parts.
For a smaller challenge, try one of our Wooden Mini Puzzles featuring Renoir paintings from the Barnes Foundation.