News-Antique.com - Feb 19,2009 - (Cincinnati, OH) The estate of a descendant of Cincinnati artist Thomas Corwin Lindsay (1839-1907) recently discovered close to eighty original works by Lindsay that had been stored in the attic of a family residence for over 70 years. The renowned Cincinnati landscape, portrait and animal painter was active throughout the region from 1858 to 1905. The bulk of the collection has been acquired by Cincinnati antiques and art dealer Wooden Nickel Antiques owned locally by Mike and Patty Williams and Tim Miller. Wooden Nickel has an established, long standing reputation nationwide as a reliable dealer of true antiques and art. The owners of Wooden Nickel Antiques 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 % 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 beginning March 7 through April 18, 10:00Am – 5:00PM. The opening will be preceded by an invitation only presale preview at the Gallery at 5729 Dragon Way, Cincinnati, OH 45227. Eisele has indicated the collection will be attractively priced.
For more information contact Wooden Nickel Antiques at (513) 241-2985, www.woodennickelantiques.net and Eisele Gallery of Fine Arts, (513) 791-7717,
PHOTO CAPTION FOR LINDSAY
Cow in front of Farmhouse and Barn, Oil on Canvas, 19 x 33in