à Mme Mery Laurent
souvenir de son ami
To Mme Mery Laurent
in remembrance of her friend
Dated from recipient, butterfly signature and reproduction of painting (see below).
Text from sale catalogue, Hotel Drouot, Paris, sale 30 June 1982, room 3, lot 275. The note was written on a reproduction of Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother (YMSM 101).