Buff Cochins Heritage Poultry Painting Canvas Print
A.O. Schilling, 1928
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.
Originally from China, the Cochin was a world-wide sensation when it was exported to Britain and America in the mid-19th century. Queen Victoria of England received the breed as a gift and is said to have absolutely adored them. The breed initiated “Hen Fever” — a national obsession for poultry that hit both America and England about 1850, when people began breeding birds for aesthetic, not production, traits, effectively launching poultry fancy as we know it today.
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.