Barred Rock New Hampshire Cross - 1943 Heritage Poultry Breed Canvas Print
Barred Rock New Hampshire Cross
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 Barred Rock New Hampshire Cross, also known as a Delaware, is a cross between two breeds that produces a bird that was once important to the U.S. chicken industry. From roughly 1940 to 1960, the Delaware was the dominant breed in the broiler industry of Delaware’s Delmarva Peninsula. Though its economic dominance was short lived, the Delaware still makes an excellent dual-purpose bird (for meat and eggs).
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. This may mean some painting elements, including artist signature, may be cropped out. Prior to ordering, please check the product thumbnail pictures to view the front images captured for each size offered.