Wonderground Map of London: 1,000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
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, 1914, by MacDonald Gill (British, 1884–1947)
“Observe, my dear child, how dexterously has the artist delineated his subject,” says a gentleman in MacDonald “Max” Gill’s 1914 map of London. In this wry work’s self-described “artful devilry,” a motor bus chases a man down Peckham Road (he is not amused); polo players hurl ham hocks instead of swinging mallets; and a cart horse declares “Modestine’s my name, carrots my solace.” Meant to attract riders to the Underground, this diverting illustration is filled with quips and quirks.
Gill (British, 1884–1947), younger brother of sculptor Eric Gill, was a skilled and versatile architect, artist, designer, and illustrator. His poster is in the collection of London Transport Museum, which houses one of the world’s finest poster archives.
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.