CERT #183 of 990 |
This artwork has been sold out from the publisher for some years!
Now found only in private collections and is rarely offered on the secondary market.
~~ EXTRA VALUE ~~
Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity is Hand Signed by Thomas Kinkade!
Village Christmas ("Christmas Cottage VIII")
Village Christmas is the Eighth painting in Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage series.
Village Christmas depicts holiday preparations from a simpler time in a quaint village typical of those seen throughout the Sierra Foothills such as Thom's hometown of Placerville CA.
The horse-drawn sleigh in the lower right-hand corner is from an actual model sleigh that is used
in their home to store the children's books. Thom spent 240 hours on this painting from start to finish painting Village Christmas.
It is said to be one of the longest works of art he has ever spent that kind of time on ~~ he
Village Christmas features 4 hidden N's in tribute to his wife, Nanette.
++++ Limited Edition Artist Proof (A/P) CANVAS
#183 of 990 (Frame included! See below)
++++ Tom created this painting in November 1997.
++++ Rare! This Edition is Limited to only 990 in the world!
++++ Hand Embellished Oil Highlighting
The painting literally glows like the lights are shining in the cottages.
This is also one of the paintings that change the time of day depending
how much light you are shining on it. With medium light it looks like sunset,
with more light it reflects back as if it is sunrise ~~ Pure magic! (At the time
of purchase you will receive coaching on lighting with dimmer switch)
++++ Framed in a Brandy with fluted roses Museum Quality Frame ~~ ready to hang!
++++ Brass Plaque with the legend "Village Christmas ~~ Thomas Kinkade"
++++ Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity Hand Signed by Thomas Kinkade! included
++++ Theme ~~ Christmas, Village, People, Cars, Lamppost, Birds, Snow, Horses, Trees, Houses.
++++ About the Artist Proof Edition ~~
Artist Proofs (A/P)
The Artist Proof Edition is available only through
Premier Dealers and above, and is issued in very small editions. A/P's are
designated with the letters A/P during the numbering process and the canvas
lithograph has a backstamp identifying it as an Artist Proof.