** Thomas Kinkade **
Chicago, Winter at the Water Tower

 LARGE 34" x 25½" FRAMED 

Examination Proof Limited Edition

Chicago, Winter at the Water Tower by Thomas Kinkade
The images of this artwork are for illustration purposes only. Yours will be the edition and cert # you purchased.



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Chicago, Winter at the Water Tower


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The images of this artwork are for illustration purposes only. Yours will be the edition and cert # you purchased.

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 ~~~ RARE! Only 500 in this edition! ~~~ 


 Hand signed by Thomas Kinkade 
at the back in his famous trademark signature so
 this artwork is DOUBLE SIGNED! 

 EXTRA Certificate Included 
Declaring Thomas Kinkade personally enhanced this painting

Chicago, Winter at the Water Tower
The Chicago Water Tower is one of the most celebrated landmarks of the city. Designed by architect William W. Boyington to resemble more of a medieval strong-hold than a Water Tower was constructed in 1869. The Water Tower is still considered to be a masterpiece of neo-gothic architecture. The tower’s limestone and concrete construction protected the building from the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 (see below). One of the few buildings to survive the fire, the Water Tower has become a symbol of the city of Chicago’s strength and resilience.

++++ Limited Edition FRAMED Examination Proof (E/P) CANVAS (Frame included! See below)

++++ Tom created this painting in 2004

++++ Hand Embellished Oil Highlighting The painting literally glows. 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)


  • ++++ Signed with a forgery-proof DNA Matrix signature on front of canvas

  • ++++ HAND SIGNED BY THOMAS KINKADE on back of canvas

++++ FRAMED in a Brandy with fluted roses Museum Quality Frame ~~ ready to hang!

++++ Brass Plaque with the legend "Chicago, Winter at the Water Tower ~~ Thomas Kinkade"

++++ Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity included

++++ Extra Certificate Thomas Kinkade personally enhanced this painting included

++++ Theme ~~Chicago Water Tower, horse and carriage, Carriage, Lights, City Scene

++++ About the Examination Proof Edition ~~

Examination Proof (E/P) Canvas
An Examination Proof (E/P) edition was created and so named to give collectors a chance to examine new images and place orders pre-publication. It is the "show off" edition of the artwork. Examination Proofs are issued in Canvas only with hand embellished oil highlighting and in only one size.

+++++ And this is what Thomas Kinkade said about this work +++++
"Nestled among the glass and steel giants of Chicago’s Michigan Avenue, surrounded by some of the world’s premier shopping and dining establishments, the Water Tower looms like a nostalgic monument from an ancient age. And, indeed, the limestone and concrete tower, built in 1869 to resemble a Gothic castle from a much more distant time, is one of the very few standing survivors of the great Chicago fire. The dynamic city has a past, and the nation’s first American Water Landmark, stands as the most visible symbol of its historic legacy.

The Water Tower is also a vibrant part of modern Chicago, as my Chicago, Winter at the Water Tower demonstrates. A winter twilight is deepening into night, and the brilliant lights of Michigan Avenue bathe the tower’s warm limestone façade in a golden glow. The light is so radiant, so luminous that it appears a festival could be taking place at the base of tower.

Indeed, Chicago, Winter at the Water Tower, a tourist center in the heart of the great city, is a festive place at all times. Quaint hansom cabs convey tourists to and fro, and crowds of shoppers and celebrants fill the streets at all hours. It’s winter in the city; for the visitor, winter is a romantic season in Chicago, softening the city’s hard lines with its shimmering light."

~~Thomas Kinkade

The Great Chicago Fire

~~The Chicago Water Tower was a sole survivor of the great Chicago fire.

~~The Great Chicago Fire started around 9 o'clock on Sunday evening, October 8, 1871, somewhere in or very near the O'Leary barn. The dry summer and the careless way the city had been built managed, to burn Chicago down.

~~Firemen still might have been able to contain the Sunday blaze but for a series of technological and human failures in the alarm system. The fire, driven by a strong wind out of the southwest, headed straight for the center of the city.

~~As thousands fled to the North Division, the fire pursued them. By 3 a.m., it had consumed the Rumsey homes on Huron Street, and a half-hour later the roof collapsed on the pumping station, effectively rendering any firefighting efforts useless.

~~As H.A. Musham, author of the first carefully documented account of the fire (which didn't appear until 1940), observed, "Every one of the 334,270 people in Chicago on those fateful days had a story to tell, and they never tired of telling it." They told and retold their stories because the fire was the most remarkable thing that had ever happened to them, and because talking about it was a way to try to capture its terror and magnificence through memory

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