Claude Monet, public domain
Rented 5 times
One knob touched up with paint
Cut by Debby
The Waterford Puzzle Company
In this classic painting is a glimpse of a slower, easier time. It’s possible this picture was inspired by the Japanese artist Hokusai. Japanese color wood-block prints were popular, and it was common for the artists of the time (Monet, Manet, Renoir, etc) to collect wood-block prints. Monet spent the summer of 1867 in Sainte-Adresse near Le Havre, France, where he painted this picture. It’s likely Monet used his father as the model for the man in the foreground, his cousin’s wife with her father for the figures at the fence, and the cousin’s wife’s sister as the person with her back towards the viewer.
We generally include 5 special pieces per 100 pieces in a puzzle. The specialty pieces in a Retired puzzle are selected by the cutter and relate to the theme of the image, often integrating cleverly into the artwork.
Because Retired puzzles are already crafted, they are shipped out within 2 business days after purchase.
Whether it’s a Retired puzzle or a personalized, commissioned puzzle, every piece that leaves our shop has been cut, finished, and inspected by hand, maintaining the same level of quality and attention to detail you’ve come to know and expect from our talented team of artisans.