Charles Prendergast, 1917 - Angels - fine art print

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The modern art masterpiece Angels was painted by Charles Prendergast. The version of the masterpiece was made with the absolute size: Overall (with engaged frame): 25 1/2 x 33 1/2 in (64,8 x 85,1 cm) and was painted on the medium tempera, graphite, silver and gold leaf on carved, incised gessoed panel. Today, the artwork belongs to the Barnes Foundation's art collection. With courtesy of Courtesy of the Barnes Foundation, Merion and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (license - public domain).Furthermore, the artpiece has the following creditline: . Furthermore, alignment of the digital reproduction is in landscape format with a side ratio of 4 : 3, which means that the length is 33% longer than the width.

Original information about the artwork from the museum (© Copyright - by Barnes Foundation -

Charles Prendergast, Maurice's younger brother, was a unique artist-craftsman whose medium of expression set him apart from other artists of his generation. He began making gessoed panels in 1912. The first compositions were based on religious themes and prototypes. Despite the Christian imagery, the pictorial sources for Charles's panels are found in a broad range of Eastern and Western traditions—Persian, Chinese, Byzantine, Egyptian, Coptic, Roman, and Etruscan—which he freely interpreted according to his "fancy". The technique known as japanning, a specialty of some 18th-century Boston cabinetmakers, was another important source for the artist. Japanning was a Western imitation of oriental lacquer work in which figures were modeled in low relief in gesso, with metal (silver and/or gold leaf) subsequently applied on a black or red painted background. Prendergast's own technique was characterized in 1919:"The method employed by Mr. Prendergast in making these panels differs somewhat from the tradition. It is more than merely a flat painting and gilding on plaster. The wood he rises is the sugar pine, or, where possible to procure, fine old white pine. On the surface the outline of his cartoon is transferred with charcoal, and the deeper lines are incised with gouges and chisels. Over this is spread several coats of gesso plaster, and while this is still wet, the more delicate lines are traced with a fine steel point. Over such figures and details as are to be gilded is spread a second coat of special plaster. And when all this has been thoroughly dried and all roughness removed by sandpaper and pumice stone, it is ready for the application of gold and silver leaf and color. Unlike an oil painting, there is little opportunity to correct mistakes in color. The plaster is so absorbent that the artist must be certain of his color scheme before he applies the brush". (M. D. C. Crawford, "The Carved Gesso Panels of Charles E. Prendergast", Country Life in America, September 1919)Richard J. Wattenmaker, American Paintings and Works on Paper

Artpiece table

Artwork title: "Angels"
Classification of the artpiece: painting
General term: modern art
Period: 20th century
Created in the year: 1917
Approximate age of artwork: over 100 years
Original medium: tempera, graphite, silver and gold leaf on carved, incised gessoed panel
Original artwork size: Overall (with engaged frame): 25 1/2 x 33 1/2 in (64,8 x 85,1 cm)
Museum: Barnes Foundation
Location of the museum: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Museum's website: Barnes Foundation
License type: public domain
Courtesy of: Courtesy of the Barnes Foundation, Merion and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

About the painter

Name of the artist: Charles Prendergast
Also known as: Prendergast Charles, Charles Prendergast, Prendergast Charles E., Charles E. Prendergast
Artist gender: male
Nationality of artist: American
Jobs: painter
Home country: United States
Artist category: modern artist
Lifetime: 85 years
Year of birth: 1863
Place of birth: Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
Died in the year: 1948
Deceased in (place): Norwalk, Fairfield county, Connecticut, United States

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  • Poster (canvas material): The poster is a UV printed flat canvas with a slightly rough surface structure. Please bear in mind, that depending on the size of the poster we add a white margin of around 2-6 cm round about the painting, which facilitates the framing with your custom frame.
  • Aluminium dibond print: Aluminium Dibond prints are prints on metal with an impressive effect of depth. The white & bright parts of the original artpiece shine with a silk gloss, however without any glow.
  • Printed acrylic glass with a glossy effect: The print on acrylic glass, which is sometimes named as a UV print on plexiglass, makes the original artwork into brilliant home décor. The artwork will be manufactured with the help of state-of-the-art UV direct printing technology.
  • The canvas print: The canvas direct print is a printed cotton canvas mounted on a wooden stretcher. A canvas print makes a cosy, warm effect. The advantage of canvas prints is that they are relatively low in weight, which implies that it is easy and straightforward to hang your Canvas print without additional wall-mounts. Therefore, a canvas print is suited for any type of wall.

About the article

Article categorization: fine art reproduction
Reproduction method: digital reproduction
Production technique: UV direct printing
Production: made in Germany
Type of stock: on demand production
Proposed product use: art print gallery, home design
Artwork alignment: landscape format
Side ratio: (length : width) 4 : 3
Implication of image ratio: the length is 33% longer than the width
Available options: poster print (canvas paper), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), metal print (aluminium dibond), canvas print
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) size variants: 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35", 160x120cm - 63x47"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) variants: 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35", 160x120cm - 63x47"
Poster print (canvas paper): 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35"
Aluminium print (aluminium dibond material) sizes: 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35"
Frame: unframed product

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