Meeting of the Pickwick Club

Catalog Code: 
P- 1185
Description: 

Pastime puzzle cut by #83 c.1913.  Plywood, semi-interlocking, cut along color lines with 27 figure pieces.  Scene is an accurate portrayal by Cecil Aldin from Ch. 1, Dickens’ "Pickwick Papers": “. . .as a simultaneous call for ‘Pickwick’ burst from his followers, that illustrious man slowly mounted into the Windsor chair, on which he had been previously seated, and addressed the club himself had founded. What a study for an artist did that exciting scene present! The eloquent Pickwick, with one hand gracefully concealed behind his coat tails, and the other waiving in the air, to assist his glowing declamation; his elevated position revealing those tights and gaiters. . ."    Harold Copping painted a similar scene in a puzzle displayed in the this section and titled "The Pickwick Club".  Personally, I prefer Aldin's portrayal.

General Information
Artist: 
Series: 
Date: 
c.1913
Width: 
15"
Height: 
11"
Container: 
box
Material: 
plywood
Pieces Information
Pieces: 
300
Pieces Replaced: 
1
Colorline: 
yes
Figures: 
27
Interlock: 
sem
Styles: 
Topics: 
Sale Status: 
Not for Sale
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