Exhibiting Impressionist works at his own galleries despite critics’ initial resistance, dealer Paul Durand-Ruel essentially created the market for Impressionism, establishing the biggest names in the movement, including Degas, Manet, Monet, Pissarro, and Renoir. A good word from one of his highly respected artists had the power to make a newcomer’s career, and it did just that for Stott. In 1889, he held his first one-man show at the Galerie to great critical reception, pushing him into the international art world. The established artist speaking out on behalf of an up-and-comer, this is a wonderful note involving three major figures in art history. – A light vertical fold through first letter of signature, a uniform shade of toning, a bit of trivial soiling, some stray ink flecks and a couple words a bit light due to decreased ink flow, otherwise fine condition..