“The Riders“ by Charles Prendergast
Medium:Poster reproduction of original tempura on masonite painting
Height: 36 in
Width: 24.5 in
Scene with men riding white horses in foreground, people sitting on hills in background. Poster says "Charles Prendergast" at the bottom.
A painter and artisan frame-maker, Charles Prendergast was born in Boston. He lived and worked with his older brother, Maurice, in Massachusetts before moving to New York City in 1914. Charles built Renaissance-inspired frames that were simply carved and finished with gilt and raw gesso, many of which were used to frame Maurice's works. He also painted, and by 1912 was executing incised and painted gesso panels as well as carved and decorated chests and screens in exotic motifs.