Located in Lenox, Massachusetts  "The Mount" is the former home of writer Edith Wharton.  Photographs by Maurine Sutter were done prior to its recent restoration.  The images reveal the photographer's interest in the beauty she saw in the neglected home and gardens during the time that an area theatre troup, "Shakespeare & Company" perfomed outdoors there in the summer season.  Rich in detail while capturing the colors of Fall foliage and the winter season, her photographs evoke the mood of a secret garden and a palatial Berkshire estate from a bygone era. Sutter's series was shown at the Mount and titled, "The Age of Elegance."  Having undergone a complete restoration since these photographs were made, Sutter's work is an important document of The Mount's history. Entrance, The MountLate Fall, The MountGiardino Segreto (White Garden)Detail, The MountSpirit of Place, The MountWharton's Boudoir, The MountSide of the Stable Gatehouse, The MountWalled Garden, The MountFrost of Separation