Vintage puzzle from the thirties depicting an art scene by Toby Edward Rosenthal
Manufactured by John Lovell & Sons Limited, Montreal, Canada, this puzzle came in a soft cardboard box puzzle is "Series A - Number 6".
The box that opens at each end is 1.9 cm or 3/4 inch thick x 25.3 cm or 10 inches wide x 20.3 cm or 8 in height.
The complete puzzle consists of 202 unmbricated pieces that form a rectangle of 35 cm x 25.4 cm or 10 inches by 13 3/4 inches.
The pieces are 3 cm or 4/16 inch thick and are made of printed paper glued to cardboard.
These puzzles were designed as an inexpensive item and were packaged in this way to keep costs down.
Weekly series of puzzles because no photo on the box that were published during the "years of depression" as home entertainment for adults.
Lovell's Weekly Picture Puzzle was a "weekly" cardboard puzzle maker at the time.
The puzzle image depicts an interior scene, by The American artist, Toby Edward Rosenthal (1848-1917), "depicting a cardinal, dressed in a traditional red suit, sitting for his portrait, while the artist, a monk, looks frustrated because the cardinal has fallen asleep, but the monk portrays the cardinal at his best."
The puzzle is complete with pieces a little damaged (see photos) nothing major and that still keeps its landing and I can tell you that it is not easy to execute. The box is faded and glued with adhesive tape
Beautiful collector's item
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