The Reply of the Cossacks: 1000-Piece Velvet-Touch Jigsaw Puzzle [With Print]
Contributor(s): Repin, Ilya (Illustrator)
The Reply of the Cossacks is a 1000-piece, Velvet-Touch Jigsaw puzzle featuring the art of Ilya Repin. Repin was a renowned realist painter and Russian artist of the 19th century. He played a major role in bringing Russian art and themes into European culture. His painting, Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan Mehmed IV of the Ottoman Empire, depicts the Cossacks composing a reply to the Turkish Sultan in 1676.
The latter had written a demanding letter to the Cossacks bidding them to submit to his authority, and the Cossacks replied with their own — a parody of the Sultan’s letter. Repin captures the moment with color and mirth as the Cossacks gleefully suggest insults to include in the reply. The unique Art & Fable printing process produces richly colored puzzle pieces with a soft, velvety feel, and absolutely no distracting puzzle glare. The beautifully designed box contains a print, a re-closable bag and a box top stand. Charity; DoctorswithoutBorders.org