At Home with the Gnomes 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
This 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle features a beautiful illustration of gnomes in their cosy home.
Artist Rien Poortvliet was a Dutch draughtsman and painter. Born in Schiedam, he was best known for his drawings of animals and for “Gnomes” in famous books.
Rien Poortvliet was a ‘drawing storyteller’. As a self taught artist with his own unique stamp, his paintings and water colours were highly successful for many decades. The drawings told the story, with but a caption at most. This provided the blueprint for no less than nineteen books, of which Gnomes gained the most popularity. In line with his success Rien, Poortvliet grew increasingly popular and his diaries and calendars continue to be coveted today. This puzzle by Jumbo honours the gnome books created by Rien Poortvliet.
Rien Poortvliet died in Soest in 1995 of bone cancer at the age of 63.
Craftmanship counts with a Jumbo jigsaw Puzzle … Quality has been an obsession at Jumbo for the last 160 Years. Ever since they began creating puzzles, they have used the most exacting techniques to ensure they produce the finest quality Jigsaw Puzzle.
It is a journey that starts when they first select their images. Not every beautiful picture makes for an entertaining puzzle. That is why they take such care over the choices they make. They ensure they only use the finest quality board, making sure each piece will keep its optimum shape and fit seamlessly together, time after time.
Each piece is carefully cut in such a way that the finished picture will look more like a poster than a puzzle.
At Jumbo, Jigsaw Puzzle making is more than a craft, it is a passion. Something, Jumbo will continue to take pride in for years to come.