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Primrose and feather

1053: Primrose and feather (Mucha)

These two beauties hold a flower and a feather in typical Mucha style.

On this puzzle the flower is referred to as a "primrose," a translation of the original French, but it appears to refer to the cluster-headed primrose (Primula veris) which grows across Europe, and is known in England as "cowslip" - not to be confused with the different plant (Marsh marigold) called a "cowslip" in the USA. Even so, the colour (at least in this print) is a deep reddish hue, quite unlike a delicate primrose yellow.

Born in Moravia in 1860, Mucha moved to Paris where he became a leading figure in the art nouveau movement that heralded the turn of the 20th century. His name was originally Alfons, but in French and English it is often written Alphonse.

* This puzzle has TINY pieces!

Permanently unavailable
Discontinued January 2020
An Apollo puzzle: 1053 pieces; 26 x 38 cm (10" x 15")
Code: P47608 (47-608 on package)
Retail price ¥1800

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