Single Comb Black Leghorns Heritage Poultry Breed Canvas Print
Single Comb Black Leghorns
F.L. Sewell, 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.
The Leghorn has long been one of the most popular breeds in the world, originating from a region in Northern Italy near the port of its namesake. The birds are small-bodied, active, good foragers and excellent layers of white eggs. The American Poultry Association recognizes many varieties of the Leghorn, including the Single Comb Black Leghorn.
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.