Mr. Archer Escorts Mme Olenska

Newland Archer Escorts Madame Olenska by Chris Duke

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Mr. Archer Escorts Mme Olenska
Chris Duke
Watercolor, Pen & Ink
20" x 16"

After Countess Ellen Olenska decides to return to Europe, May throws a farewell party for her. Still very much in love, Archer escorts Ellen into the dining room.

I based this staircase on the one at the Vanderbilt mansion in Hyde Park, NY, a town close to Rhinebeck where some of Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence takes place.