Buff Orpingtons Heritage Poultry Breed Canvas Print
A.O. Schilling, 1931
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.
Developed in the late 1880s and named for its place of origin, Orpington, England, Buff Orpingtons have grown in popularity as show birds and in backyard flocks due to their large size, soft appearance and docile temperament. They go broody often and make great mothers. Due to their build, they do well in cold climates.
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.