Broad Breasted Bronze Turkeys Heritage Poultry Painting Canvas Print
Broad Breasted Bronze Turkeys
A.O. Schilling, 1943
For the first time, now own a rare and beautiful piece of history from the WATT Global Media heritage poultry breed art collection. Never before made available, these original paintings can be printed in high resolution detail, certain to make any poultry lover a perfect gift as an addition to the home or office and ready to hang.
The Bronze has been the most popular turkey variety for most of American history. The name refers to its plumage, which bears an iridescent bronze-like sheen. From the Standard Bronze developed in the United States in the 1700s, late 18th century breeders began selecting for a larger breast and legs, ending up with the Broad Breasted Bronze. Due to their size, they have lost the ability to mate naturally, and Broad Breasted Bronzes in existence today are maintained by artificial insemination. Today, both the Standard and Broad Breasted Bronze turkeys are listed on the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy’s conservation priority list.
Arthur Oscar Schilling (1882-1958) is a renowned painter and illustrator of animals and landscapes. He was the official artist of the American Poultry Association and illustrated the American Standard on Poultry.
The WATT Global Media collection of poultry breed paintings (1926-1950) is the largest single collection of rare poultry breed portraits worldwide. The complete collection is comprised of 57 framed oil paintings of different poultry breeds created by three American artists, A.O. Schilling, L. Stahmer and F.L. Sewell, and was commissioned by J.W. Watt, founder of Watt Publishing Company in the mid-1920s.
NOTE: WATT Global Media seeks to offer the best possible image for the different canvas sizes. However, depending on the size ordered, small variations may occur due to cropping required for size and fit. Please be aware - this may mean some painting elements, including artist signature, may be cropped out of the front image, wrapped to the canvas edges or found on the backside of the frame. Prior to ordering, please check the product thumbnail pictures to view the front images captured for each size offered.