The Best Parts

Catalog Code: 
Par- 116
Description: 

Collage of scenes from 16 Shakespearean plays surrounding a pictorial map of Stratford-Upon-Avon where Shakespeare lived, Shakespeare's family coat of arms in the upper right and the Town's coat of arms in the upper left.  Also includes a picture of the Bard himself.  Made by Par company circa 1955.  Plywood, interlocking, cut partially along color lines with 23 figure pieces including 2 sea horses and "RHE" in upper right corner, initials of Ruth Ellsworth, Worcester, MA, the original owner,  Irregular edges, unknown artist.  An entire section of 6 pieces was missing in As You Like It.  Melinda Shebell did a brilliant job of recreating the artwork using Photoshop and replacing the section without any guide picture to go by.  Subsequently, Anne Williams sent us a picture of another Par with the same scene (which had been sent to her) which shows the 2 figures on the left playing the mandolin and not partially obscured by bushes.  Melinda has volunteered to recreate the artwork and section again from said picture but I have urged her not to as the current replaced section looks terrific, much better than I could do with water colored pencils.  All part of the puzzle's "provenance".   A great Bard, a great puzzle, a great story!  And many thanks to Melinda. Map designer is Kerry Lee (1948).

General Information
Artist: 
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Date: 
1955c.
Width: 
23"
Height: 
18"
Container: 
box
Material: 
plywood
Pieces Information
Pieces: 
925
Pieces Replaced: 
6
Colorline: 
sem
Figures: 
35
Interlock: 
yes
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Sale Status: 
Not for Sale