White Plymouth Rocks Heritage Poultry Painting Canvas Print
White Plymouth Rocks
A.O. Schilling, 1942
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.
Plymouth Rocks originated in the United States during the 19th century. For much of the early 20th century, Plymouth Rocks were the most popular chicken breed. Bred as a dual-purpose bird (for meat and eggs), the cold-hardy, docile birds are reliable layers of large, brown eggs. The breed is significant to today’s poultry industry: a White Plymouth Rock female is bred with a male Cornish to create the most popular modern-day broiler, the Cornish-Rock Cross.
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. 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.