The Patio At ArchmereThe Patio At Archmere
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Product description:This work began as a high resolution aerial photograph, then I added artistic effects to the image, retaining most of the detail of the subject building, providing a traditional Brandywine School look but from a unique aerial perspective. This is an aerial view of the West face of The Patio at Archmere. The driveway is made of golden-colored bricks and is aptly named the Yellow Brick Road. The original photograph was taken at about 75 feet altitude facing east toward the Delaware River. In the foreground are the golden-colored bricks of the “Yellow Brick Road” leading up to the porte-cochère entrance on the West side of The Patio. The Patio was initially the country home of John J. Raskob and his large family. Raskob joined the DuPont company as the personal secretary for Pierre S. du Pont in 1901. He advanced to Treasurer and eventually Vice President for Finance for both DuPont and General Motors (he as an early private investor in General Motors and led the DuPont company to buyout of GM). He invented the concept of automobile financing, creating General Motors Acceptance Corporation. At the beginning of the Depression, the Chrysler and du Pont families competed to build the tallest building in America. Raskob managed the construction of the 103 story Empire State Building, which was finished ahead of schedule and under budget. It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1986. Raskob was also a major philanthropist, funding the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese or Wilmington and the Raskob foundation, among other causes. The Patio's design is unique for Delaware estates, based on 15th century Florentine design. Built between 1914 – 1918, The Patio at Archmere was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007. This is a Giclée fine art print, using archival inks on cold-press, acid-free 100% cotton rag watercolor paper, with an estimated 200 year archival life. Prints are 15.5” x 19.5” to fit mat opening of 16” x 20” and frame out to standard size frame holding a 20” x 24” mat. This is one of 250 limited-edition prints. Print is hand-signed and numbered by the artist and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
 
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The Patio At Archmere

Fine Art Prints by Michael Melloy

Artwork Description: This work began as a high resolution aerial photograph, then I added artistic effects to the image, retaining most of the detail of the subject building, providing a traditional Brandywine School look but from a unique aerial perspective.

This is an aerial view of the West face of The ...
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Michael grew up in Wilmington, Delaware. He is a graduate of Wilmington Friends School, Boston College and the University of Virginia. He has lived and worked in Boston, Washington, D.C, Manhattan, San Francisco, Lisbon, Portugal and Wilmington, Delaware, taking up photography with his travels. In late 2013, Michael did some long-term traveling, spending six months in Ecuador. Prior to the trip, he upgraded camera equipment and invested in a quadcopter with a camera, learning how to do aerial pictures and videos. While most people who fly focus...read more