Muscovy Ducks Heritage Poultry Painting Canvas Print
L.A. Stahmer, 1929
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.
All domesticated ducks originate from the Mallard, with the exception of the Muscovy, which has origins in South America. Muscovy Ducks have long claws on their feet, and in the wild, they perch and nest in trees. Muscovy Ducks don't quack like other duck species and are generally quiet. The origin of the Muscovy's name is unknown. It is not from Moscow, and even though it is commercially known as "Barbary Duck," it is also not native to Barbary.
Louis A. Stahmer (1875-1938) was a nationally known poultry breeder, judge and artist. For his paintings, he used the first prize winners at poultry shows in New York, Boston and Chicago as models, conforming to the new 1923 Standard of Perfection.
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.