Thomas Kinkade Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Print and Hand Embellished Canvas:"Sunset on Lamplight Lane"Item #: T-311
Artist: Thomas Kinkade
Title Sunset on Lamplight Lane
Size(s): 18x27 Canvas, 24x36 Paper and Canvas, 28x42 Canvas, and 40x60 Canvas.
Publish Date: December 2005
About this Edition: This is the seventh and final image in the Lamplight Lane series, featuring a quaint, imaginary English village lit with inviting lampposts, clustered around gentle brook Windermere. Sunset on Lamplight Lane was painted in honor of Merritt Kinkade, Thom's oldest daughter, who will graduate from high school in 2006. The first image in the series, Lamplight Lane, was released in 1993, when Merritt was just five years old.
Merritt Kinkade's name may be found on the small rowing skiff featured in the foreground. The setting sun in this final image symbolizes the close of what has been one of the most popular series of images in Thom's career. There are 15 N's hidden in Sunset on Lamplight Lane, in honor of Thom's beloved wife Nanette.
From Thom : My art keeps me young. The joy of creation is invigorating; I approach each new canvas with the same enthusiasm, the same expectancy, the same curiosity that I brought at the start of my career.
The reality of time's passage has been clarified for me with Sunset on Lamplight Lane, my return to a favorite subject of my youth. When Merritt and Chandler, my oldest girls, were tiny children, Nanette, the girls and I spent a blissful time exploring the English Cotswolds. The Lamplight Lane series, which followed the imaginary Brook Windermere as it wound through a romantic lamp lit village, was perhaps my most popular celebration of the charms of rural England.
My oldest, Merritt, was five when I painted "Lamplight Lane;" soon she'll be a high school graduate. I thought I would celebrate her life changes by returning one last time to Lamplight Lane, which centers upon the cobblestone bridge that is itself a symbol of transition. I even included a small rowing skiff, named "Miss Merritt", to symbolize the journey into life that all of us embark upon.
As I worked on the piece, I constantly searched my archives to make sure that each cottage is both authentic and unique. Sunset on Lamplight Lane refers both to the radiant sunset that bathes the village in myriad reflections, and to the completion of the final work in an epic series of paintings. -Thomas Kinkade
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