Art: Malherbe

Because over 40 years ago Dealer George Durand-Ruel risked his fortune and his reputation by buying and backing the works of the great French Impressionists, his family and his firm have not had to worry since. Because it will always buy back any picture it sells, the firm can go to its storerooms in either Paris or New York and at a moment's notice produce an exhibition of Renoir, Monet, Degas or the rest, to knock out the public's eye. At long intervals the partners remember their duty to living art, introduce a new...

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