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Thomas Kinkade

Thomas Kinkade: 'Painter of light'

thomaskinkade Kinkade was a phenomenon in his own life time. He was one of the most successful painters of modern times. One in twenty homes/businesses in the US has one of his prints hanging on their walls. His commercial acumen is the stuff of legend and has brought with it the obvious jealousy of others who have ridiculed his work and tried to bring his reputation into dispute. But none of it can take away from his talent to produce pictures which have a surreal beauty and sense of well being.

His works have been produced not only as prints but in many other mediums such as tapestries, books, ornaments, clocks and of course jigsaw puzzles. It is his jigsaws that here at cj-books-etc we are most interested. His paintings make for a wonderful but challenging subject matter. They are guaranteed to give hours of pleasure to any serious puzzler. On first attempting a Kinkade puzzle, it can seem a little daunting but it is well worth the effort. The sense of achievement upon finishing a Kinkade puzzle is most satisfying.

Kinkade himself is a larger than life character who unfortunately died young at the age of 54 in 2012. The controversy which surrounded him in life also surrounded his death. The official cause of death is heart attack but his drinking habit is said to have played a large part in his demise. Like many artists before him, his passion for his work spilled over into his private life and he lived his life with the passion with which he painted.

thomkinhome The subjects of his works have been described by some as 'kitsch'. This is really just sour grapes about his phenomenal success. Had he been a starving artist holed up in a garret somewhere, these same critics would no doubt have extolled the virtues of his work and compared him to the Greats! One thing which cannot be denied however is the amazing talent he had for capturing a scene and giving it an almost magical quality. In his paintings there is a luminescence that evokes peace and harmony. He didn't paint distressing scenes or erotica or anything unpleasant but produced works which give joy and pleasure to anyone who sees them. By doing a Kinkade puzzle you can feel the work in detail as you piece together the scene, understanding the painting as only a puzzler can, inch by inch.

We at cj-books-etc are very pleased to be able to bring you an extensive selection of Kinkade puzzles to enjoy and treasure. Our selection is constantly growing, so if there is a particular scene you want we may have it in stock but haven't yet listed it for sale. Let us know via our contact page. We'd also love to hear about your experiences of doing a Kinkade puzzle, so let us know. If we quote from your review on our website you'll get a 10% voucher towards your next purchase direct from cj-books-etc.

1000 and 500 piece Thomas Kinkade jigsaws are classified as GRADE 8
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Rural Scenes

Thomas Kinkade Seasons Series from Schmidt

Victorian Garden II, Seasons (59294)

MPN 4001504592943 Victorian Garden

SOLD

A Quiet Evening, Seasons (58462)

MPN 4001504584627 A Quiet Evening

New
£30.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Thomas Kinkade Garden of Prayer

Thomas Kinkade Garden of Prayer by Thomas Kinkade
from Gibsons, no.G650
A delightful scene of colour and serenity with blissfully only a little sky!
1000 pieces
finished size 68.5cm x 49cm
MPN 5012269006506

Used very good
SOLD

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Thomas Kinkade Glory of Evening

Thomas Kinkade Glory of Evening by Thomas Kinkade
from Gibsons, no.G6100
A wonderful scene of rural tranquility.
1000 pieces
finished size 49cm x 68cm
MPN 5012269061000
This jigsaw is still sealed but the box has become damaged.

New with damaged box
£20.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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Thomas Kinkade The Village Lighthouse

Thomas Kinkade The Village Lighthouse by Thomas Kinkade
from Gibsons, no.G648
A charming scene with lots of anchor points for the experienced puzzler.
1000 pieces
finished size 49cm x 69cm
MPN 5012269006483

Used very good
£12.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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Thomas Kinkade Hometown Lake

Thomas Kinkade Hometown Lake by Thomas Kinkade
from Schmidt Spiele, no.57452, 2004
First class quality German-made puzzle of one of Kinkade's very evocative scenes. Plenty of anchors to help construction. Only slightest shelf wear to box corners. Larger than the usual 1000 pieces so check your board!
1500 pieces
finished size 83.6cm x 59cm
MPN 4001504574529

Used like new
£20.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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Thomas Kinkade Peaceful Moments (58465) Peaceful Moments

Also known as Idyll at the Waters Edge

This charming family scene is well composed and provides a great puzzle for all Kinkade fans.
500 pieces from Schmidt
MPN 4001504584658

New
£20.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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Thomas Kinkade Olde Porterfield Tea Room Olde Porterfield Tea Room

1000 pieces from Ceaco (standard box)
MPN 21081033107
Finished size 69cm x 51cm

Used very good
£20.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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Thomas Kinkade Rosebud Cottage

Thomas Kinkade Rosebud Cottage by Thomas Kinkade
from Gibsons, no.G6109
Colourful country scene with evocative sky and the hallmark cottage beaming with light. Slight shelf wear to box edges only.
1000 pieces
finished size 49cm x 68cm
MPN 5012269061093

Used like new
£20.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.
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Used very good
£18.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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Thomas Kinkade It Doesn't Get Much Better 1000 piece Jigsaw from Gibsons Much Better

A delightful scene which is sure to instill a peaceful feeling to any puzzler or fisherman alike. This is a great example of Kinkade's magical use of light and evocative use of promise of things to come as only he can!
MPN 5012269006599
Finished size 68.5cm x 49cm

Used like new
£15.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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Thomas Kinkade The Forest Chapel 1000 piece Jigsaw from Gibsons Forest Chapel

This scene of a secluded little chapel beaming with light and warmth brings a peaceful feeling to anyone who sees it. The detail of the pine trees is particularly rich.
MPN 5012269060041
Finished size 48.5cm x 68cm

Used like new
£24.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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Thomas Kinkade Nanette's Cottage 1000 piece Jigsaw from Gibsons Nanette's Cottage

This colourful painting by Kinkade depicts a charming cottage surrounded by flowers and trees. Unusually it has in the background a towering church steeple and the feel of an urban area. This scene was named after Kinkade's wife Nanette.
This rare puzzle is in exceptionally good condition.
MPN 5012269060386
Finished size 48.5cm x 68cm

Used like new
£18.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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Thomas Kinkade Julianne's Cottage Julianne's Cottage

1000 pieces from Gibsons
Finished size 48.5cm x 68cm
MPN 5012269004168

This scene, named after one of Kinkade's daughters, is bursting with colourful flowers, which make the onlooker almost smell the blossoms as it guides the eye towards the front door. This is an excellent subject for puzzling abounding with colour and texture.

Used very good
£20.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.
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Thomas Kinkade Beyond Spring Gate 1000 piece Jigsaw (new) Beyond Spring Gate

This jigsaw is another example of the excellent artistry of Thomas Kinkade. It is sure to provide a challenging puzzle for any jigsaw fan. Produced to a high quality in Germany by Schmidt Spiele. Guaranteed to give hours of puzzling entertainment!
MPN 4001504574888

New sealed
£27.50
FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Used like new
£23.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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Thomas Kinkade Studio in the Garden Studio in the Garden

1000 pieces from Gibsons, finished size 48.5cm x 68cm (19" x 27")
MPN 5012269060980

This Kinkade painting provides an excellent subject for jigsaw puzzlers with its vibrant colours and delightful inviting feel which draws the eye along the path into the warm lit studio.

Used like new
£25.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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Thomas Kinkade Pine Cove Cottage and Sunset at Riverbed Farm Kinkade double

2 x 1000 pieces from Gibsons, finished size of each puzzle
48.5cm x 68cm (19" x 27")
MPN 5012269009651

This double edition of two excellent Thomas Kinkade paintings provides the avid puzzler with a charming and challenging subject with hours of puzzling fun.
This rare out of production high quality jigsaw from Gibsons Puzzles has been carefully checked and all pieces are stored in new labelled re-sealable bags.

Used very good
£40.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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Thomas Kinkade Sunset on Lamplight Lane Sunset on Lamplight Lane

1000 pieces from Gibsons, finished size 48.5cm x 68cm (19" x 27")
MPN 5012269004212

This jigsaw depicts a stunning sunset scene using light and reflections as only Kinkade can!
This high quality jigsaw from Gibsons Puzzles has been carefully checked and all pieces are stored in a new re-sealable bag.

Used like new
SOLD

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Additional Thomas Kinkade jigsaw puzzles:

Morning Glory Cottage

Morning Glory Cottage
MPN 5012269060417
1000 pieces
Used very good
£16.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses. A

Morning Glory Cottage

Morning Glory Cottage
MPN 5012269060417
1000 pieces
Used like new
£22.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses. A

Seaside Hideaway

Seaside Hideaway
MPN 5012269004113
1000 pieces from Ceaco
Used like new
£30.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses A

Thomas Kinkade travel jigsaws (also ideal stocking fillers)

Thomas Kinkade travel jigsaws are classified as GRADE 5
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Light of Peace T108light

108 pieces
Box size 14 x 14 x 3cm, 110gm. Finished size 23 x 15.6cm

New sealed
£9.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.

A Peaceful Retreat T108peaceful

108 pieces
Box size 14 x 14 x 3cm, 110gm. Finished size 23 x 15.6cm

New
£9.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses. A

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Thomas Kinkade Ceaco Jigsaws

Ceaco are an American company producing quality jigsaw puzzles. Their Thomas Kinkade range includes puzzles of his paintings not produced by the UK manufacturer Gibsons. The feel of the pieces is different than Gibsons or other European manufacturers but the fit of the pieces is still good. The boxes used by Ceaco are also not as robust but serve their purpose. They come in two distinct sizes - regular 31cm x 31cm and also compact size 20cm x 20cm - useful when space is at a premium.

All our quality used Ceaco puzzles come with a new re-sealable plastic bag to hold the pieces securely. For dedicated Kinkade fans, considering Ceaco's range of puzzles is a must!

Our range of Thomas Kinkade puzzles from Ceaco includes:

Thomas Kinkade Deluxe Puzzle Set

Thomas Kinkade Deluxe Puzzle Set from Ceaco Inc 1998 no.36221
3x500 pieces

Three wonderful Thomas Kinkade scenes produced as a set of 500 pieces puzzles. Titles include Autumn at Ashley's Cottage, San Fransisco - A View Down California St from Nob Hill, Sweetheart Cottage II
Finished size 20in x 16in
MPN 021081036221.

Used good with some wear to box.
£27.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses

International deliveries possible

Ceaco puzzles include:

Sunday Outing

Thomas Kinkade Sunday Outing
MPN 021081033107
1000 pieces from Ceaco
Used very good

Sold out. Contact us for future availability.

Teacup Cottage

Thomas Kinkade Teacup Cottage
MPN 021081011198
550 pieces from Ceaco
Complete with wicker basket and satin wrap (which can be used as a cloth for assembly).
Finished size 24" x 18"
Ideal gift for any Kinkade fan.
Used very good
£25.00
FREE p&p (UK)

Cobblestone Mill

Thomas Kinkade Cobblestone Mill
MPN 021081011198
550 pieces from Ceaco complete with wicker basket and satin wrap. Ideal gift
used very good

£25.00
FREE p&p (UK)

Blaylock

If you love Thomas Kinkade jigsaws, then why not check out our range of jigsaws by fellow American artist Ted Blaylock.

Blaylock may depict a more rugged vision of American History but they are both true to their beliefs and give a lasting impression of a world now perhaps lost but not forgotten.

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Gift Wrapping

giftwrap

For that special gift, why not add gift wrapping to your order.

This is available for £2.00 per item. Gift wrapping can be added to your order at checkout. Don't forget to let us know the wording for the gift card.

Feature

Gerard Hoffnung

Hoffnung

Gerard Hoffnung (22 March 1925 - 28 September 1959) was an artist and musician, best known for his humorous works. Much of Hoffnung's humour centred on the world of music, particularly the various instruments of the orchestra with which he was fascinated.

Visit his feature page on cj-books-etc where there is a short biography and a selection of his books available together with some of his art work recreated in jigsaw puzzles.