A cache of original works by Cincinnati artist T. C. Lindsay was recently discovered in a family attic.
The estate of a descendant of Cincinnati artist Thomas Corwin Lindsay (1839-1907) recently discovered close to 80 original works by Lindsay that had been stored in the attic of a family residence for more than 70 years. The bulk of the collection has been acquired by Cincinnati antiques and art dealers Mike and Patty Williams and Tim Miller, owners of Wooden Nickel Antiques. Wooden Nickel has an established, long standing reputation nationwide as a reliable dealer of true antiques and art. The owners said they are pleased to have this unique opportunity to offer the works of an artist so important to the Cincinnati community in the setting of a local gallery, Eisele Gallery of Fine Art.
Eisele Gallery owner and restoration specialist Douglas Eisele noted that it is unusual to find such a large collection of previously unknown works by a noted artist like Lindsay, especially one so prominent in a local area like Cincinnati. Eisele is very familiar with Lindsay’s work, having sold a number of pieces in his gallery in recent years.
The recently discovered 100 percent fresh-to-the-market works include country scenes from surrounding Ohio and Kentucky with depictions of farmers, their families and their animals as well as historic sites. Margaret Klein, the Gallery Director at Eisele Gallery, is researching the paintings to identify locales, artifacts and people featured in the works.
Eisele described the condition of the collection as “attic found.”
Under Eisele’s direction, Old World Restorations has begun cleaning and stabilizing works as required. Some will have minor retouching and a few were unstretched and have been put in stretchers. The collection also includes a few works that are unfinished. Eisele described them as “a great study in the construction of Linday’s works.” Many of the paintings are unsigned but will be accompanied by a letter of authenticity and stamp from the estate verifying the provenance.
Around 90 Lindsay works will be displayed in the Eisele Gallery for show and sale through April 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Eisele has indicated the collection will be attractively priced. For more information contact Wooden Nickel Antiques at 513-241-2985, or Eisele Gallery of Fine Arts, 513-791-7717 or visit www.eiselefineart.com.