This is an extraordinary puzzle by WHSmith. The title is In the Library, by German artist Johann Hamza. In fact, it is just one of several paintings with the same title, depicting people reading books or documents in a library. We don’t know when they manufactured this puzzle, since WHSmith doesn’t usually indicate the year in the box.
There are not many puzzles with paintings by Hamza. One of the exceptions is the 2×1000 edition by Falcon of The Christening & The Wedding, which is also very difficult to find. Interestingly, there is also a 2000 pieces version by Jumbo of In the Library.
The puzzle is NEW, with its original FACTORY SEAL.
More information about In the Library:
- Puzzle size: 86 x 60 cm, 34″ x 23 1/2″.
- Box size: 38.5 x 27 x 5.3 cm.
- Reference number: N/A.
- EAN number: 23908406.