Tenniel’s Alice in Wonderland – a Jigsaw Puzzle

I was lucky enough to get a couple of 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzles as Christmas presents, and as the Christmas festivities were very low profile indeed – it was just me and Jack on the actual day – and there was absolutely nothing worth watching on TV, it wasn’t long before we broke into the first puzzle which as you can see is a John Tenniel illustration from Alice in Wonderland, produced by the British Library.

Tenniel Alice in Wonderland Jigsaw

I think Tenniel’s illustrations are the best, but all that cross-hatching made this a fiendish puzzle to complete. Believe it or not I found all the white areas to be easier to deal with, at least I didn’t go cross-eyed with those bits.

Nearly Complete Tenniel Alice in Wonderland Jigsaw

As ever though there was a huge feeling of accomplishment as we fitted in the last piece, indeed we each put a finger on it and we slid it in together. It’ll be a wee while before we tackle the next one though! That one is an image from Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflower series.

Completed Tenniel Alice in Wonderland Jigsaw Puzzle

10 thoughts on “Tenniel’s Alice in Wonderland – a Jigsaw Puzzle

  1. I love it, too. The Alice books are my favorites, the only books I reread. The Tenniel illustrations are the best. I have two Alice puzzles that I have yet to do.

  2. What a fun puzzle! We are currently working on one of a Thomas Kincade painting, a barn, a pond, lots of trees and of course lots of similar colors and textures in multiple areas of the picture. It’s a fun one. I bet your Van Gogh will be a good challenge!

  3. I love this Tenniel illustration! Someone who was moving just gave me a special puzzle board so that your dining room table is not held hostage by a half finished puzzle so maybe I will try the one puzzle I have tucked away somewhere with (surprise) antique books.

    • Constance,
      Surprise antique books sounds intriguing! I’ve heard good and bad things of those puzzle boards so I’ll be interested to hear how you get on with it.

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