Stomp out the stay-at-home blues with a puzzle for the family! This 672 piece puzzle features The Fall of Novgorod by Klaudii Vasilievich Lebedev from the Chazen permanent collection.
The Fall of Novgorod depicts the capture of the city of Novgorod by Ivan III in 1478. Ivan had the city bell- a symbol of self-governance by the citizens- taken down and transported to Moscow. In the painting, Marfa Boretskaya, the mayor’s widow and leader of the resistance, stands in silent outrage as Ivan’s troops remove the bell and shackle her partisans.
Klaudii Vasilievich Lebedev (Russian, 1852-1916), The Fall of Novgorod, 1891, oil on canvas, gift of Joseph E. Davies, 37.2.70