A fine original advertsing illustration from the storied Cream of Wheat advertising archives. A watercolor on illustration board by B. Cory Kilvert titled “Lest We Forget.” This large and decidedly quaint image borrows from the American Arts & Crafts aesthetic which was firmly rooted into American culture in 1907, when this image first saw light as a full page magazine ad in hundreds of popular publications such as The Saturday Evening Post. Responding to fussy, over ornamented Victorian tastes, the Arts & Crafts movement artists evoked scenes of Dutch mills and serene pastoral views presented in contrast to modern industrialization. In this unique and delightful hearth and home image from this iconic advertising campaign, a little girl in Dutch attire at the general store has a string tied on her finger, Lest She Forget her Cream of Wheat breakfast cereal. Surely one of the most enduring images from this long running series, a color tear sheet of Lest We Forget from 1922 accompanies the painting.
Watercolor is beautifully matted and framed in a period Arts & Crafts wide profile fumed quarter sawn oak antique frame and comes with a full page color printed tear sheet of work.