Barques de pêche au port

Another fine example of the style of the Apollo branded puzzles, in which they employ their push-fit and colour line-cutting techniques on pieces of fine art, in this case Vincent van Gogh's Quay with Men Unloading Sand Barges.
This painting was the subject of a charming letter from Vincent to his brother Theo on 31st July 1888:

I saw a magnificent and strange effect this evening. A very big boat loaded with coal on the Rhône, moored to the Quay. Seen from above it was all shining and wet with a shower; the water was yellowish-white and clouded pearl gray; the sky, lilac, with an orange streak in the west; the town, violet. On the boat some poor workmen in dirty blue and white came and went carrying the cargo on shore. It was pure Hokusai. It was too late to do it, but one day when that coal boat comes back, I must give it a try. I saw it in a railway coalyard, a spot I have just found, and where there will be plenty of other things to do.

Puzzle Vera have actually chosen a rather different and somewhat confusing title, perhaps feeling that the man fishing in the background was the most important aspect of this particular work of art!
Once more it is to Jacques Vélu that I owe thanks for another very fine addition to the Jigasaurus.

Artist: van Gogh, Vincent
Date: 1970
Brand: Vera
Material: Plywood
Nationality: France
Pieces: 500
Range: Apollo Vera
Size: 12 1/2" x 11"
Theme: Maritime
Title: Barques de pêche au port

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