Dark Cornish Heritage Poultry Painting Canvas Print
F.L. Sewell, 1945
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.
Cornish, first known as Indian Game, were developed in Cornwall, England, in 1820 by Sir Walter Raleigh Gilbert. The breed was developed to produce a superior fighting bird but was a failure due to losing much of the game characteristics of the parent breeds. The Cornish is a large, stocky and muscular bird, and is often crossed with other breeds to enhance meat production. Today, Dark Cornish are kept mainly for show.
Franklane Lorraine Sewell (1866-1945) gained a national reputation for specializing in paintings and line drawings to document the characteristics of standard poultry breeds. He is referenced in the poem “Blue Ribbon at Amesbury” (1936) by Robert Frost.
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.