Ben Austrian (American 1870-1921), oil on canvas of a hen with thirteen feeding chicks, ca. 1919, signed and dated lower right, inscribed on verso Motherhood Painted by Ben Austrian Summer Studio Clavelly Mt. Penn near Reading, Pa. Winter studio The Royal Poinciana Palm Beach Fla. I hope these chickens will roost on the walls of Dr. Gant's Home With Love Ben Austrian 1920. 31 5/8" x 37 1/4". Provenance: a North Carolina collection.