Dark Brahmas Heritage Poultry Painting Canvas Print
A.O. Schilling, 1946
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.
Named for the Brahmaputra River in India, Brahmas are one of the largest breeds of chicken and are often referred to as the “king of all poultry.” This breed, together with the Cochin, fueled what became known as “Hen Fever” — a national obsession for poultry that hit both America and England in the middle of the nineteenth century. Brahmas are mellow and hardy, standing up well to both heat and cold. Today they are kept mostly for show or as pets.
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.
At this time, this product is available to ship only to U.S. and Canada addresses.