Cornish New Hampshire Cross Heritage Poultry Painting Canvas Print
Cornish New Hampshire Cross
A.O. Schilling, 1950
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.
During World War II, red meat shortages in the U.S. gave the poultry industry a big boost. In 1945, the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (or the A&P, as it was known), the country’s largest poultry retailer, sponsored a national contest — the Chicken of Tomorrow contest — in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to produce a breed of chicken that would grow bigger and faster. A New Hampshire Red Cornish Cross was the winner of the first contest.
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.