International Art

September 1924, 2020
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LOT 522

Lot 522

Ben Austrian (1870-1921)

Ben Austrian (1870-1921)
Lot 522 Details
Ben Austrian (1870-1921), American


Oil on canvas; signed and dated 1920 lower right, inscribed "Painted by Ben Austrian/ Clovelly at the Pinnicle/ Kempton, P.A. 1920" in black felt pen to the relined canvas verso and to the stretcher
20 x 26 in — 50.8 x 66 cm

Estimate $4,000-$6,000

Realised: $4,800
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Ben Austrian (1870-1921)
  • Ben Austrian (1870-1921)
  • Ben Austrian (1870-1921)

Ex. Collection of Frank E. Moore and his wife Edith, Ellwood City, PA;
By descent through the family to the present Private Collection, Bowmanville, ON


Frank E. Moore was the President of Mathews Conveyor Company located in Ellwood, PA and Port Hope, Canada.

Ben Austrian drew one of the first Bon Ami chicks in 1903. His painting of a newborn chick became the celebrated trademark of Bon Ami Cleanser. Austrian had studios in Paris, London, Palm Springs and Berks County, Pennsylvania.


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LOT 522

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  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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