December 2012 Auction Ends Tuesday, December 18th, 5pm Pacific


Search By:
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 12/18/2012
Original oil painting for the creation of an American Red Cross poster during World War I. This oil on paper board references the charity's popular fictionalized nurse character created by artist Alonzo Foringer: ''Our Greatest Mother''. Green lettering upon a hunter green background reads: ''In famine - In pestilence / In war - In devastation''. It is not known whether this painting became part of a final poster print, or if it is an unpublished draft. A very similar piece became part of a WWI Red Cross poster featuring a painting of the ''Greatest Mother'' by Cornelius Hicks. Heavy paper board banner measures 36'' x 12''. Chipping to green lettering reveals earlier coat of red paint, suggesting design was reworked while in progress. Some wear to edges and crackling to lettering, else near fine.
Red Cross Original Artwork for ''Our Greatest Mother'' Campaign
Red Cross Original Artwork for ''Our Greatest Mother'' Campaign
Click above for larger image.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $100
Final prices include buyers premium.:
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Tuesday, December 18, 2012.
Email A Friend
Ask a Question
Have One To Sell

Auction Notepad


You may add/edit a note for this item or view the notepad:  

Submit    Delete     View all notepad items