Single Comb White Minorcas Heritage Poultry Painting Canvas Print
S.C. White Minorcas
L.A. Stahmer, 1926
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 Minorca takes its name from the Island of Minorca, off the coast of Spain, where it once could be found in large numbers. Spanish tradition relays that the breed came to Spain from Africa with the Moors. In fact, it was sometimes referred to as the “Moorish fowl.” Another popular history is that it came to Spain from Italy with the Romans. S.C. stands for single comb, describing the comb’s conformation and number of points.
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. 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.