Colin Gill: Heavy Artillery 1,000-piece Jigsaw Puzzle
, 1919, by Colin Gill (1892–1940)
Oil on canvas, 182.8 x 317.5 cm (72 x 125 in.)
At the outbreak of the First World War, Colin Unwin Gill joined the Royal Garrison Artillery, but in 1916 was seconded to the Royal Engineers as a camouflage officer. With his knowledge and Slade School training, Gill was asked to create a large work on an artillery subject, which would then form part of a great memorial gallery. Lack of funding after the war meant the gallery was never completed and Gill’s painting, Heavy Artillery
, was given to the Imperial War Museum. Its intricate imagery—a battery of camouflaged 9.2-inch howitzers, infantrymen resting upon their return from the line, a soldier lying on a sheet of corrugated iron—highlights the chaotic themes of war.
Thoughtfully conceived and engagingly intricate, our 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzles combine superb color reproduction, stunning and unusual images, and sturdy construction to delight generations of novice and veteran puzzleworkers.
WARNING: Choking hazard—small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years.