White Holland Turkeys Heritage Poultry Painting Canvas Print
White Holland Turkeys
A.O. Schilling, 1927
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.
Imported to the United States in 1874, the White Holland quickly became popular for commercial production thanks to its white pinfeathers, a trait that often led to market advantage even though the birds were not as large as other breeds. However, the breed’s popularity dwindled after the 1950s when it was replaced by the Broad Breasted White, the most common commercial turkey. Today, White Holland Turkeys are seen occasionally at poultry shows, but the distinctive and historic population is close to extinction.
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.