Schwarz Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Faultless Starch/Bon Ami Company Collection, Kansas City, Missouri, acquired from above, 1984
Sale, Freeman’s, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 9, 2019, lot 25, from above
Philadelphia Paintings 1795–1930: Philadelphia Collection XXII (Philadelphia: Schwarz Gallery, Philadelphia, 1984), plate 11.
Note: Beginning in 1902, Austrian worked with the producers of Bon Ami household cleaner to create a series of advertisements that featured paintings of his chickens. By depicting the softness of the chicks, these images suggested Bon Ami’s non-scratching products, which revolutionized the soap industry.