Rouault writes a quick note in pencil mentioning that his wife is leaving, "around the 25th, at the same time as the reproductions...." He begins the letter which continues on the verso of the card and along the edge. "You would be very nice to put aside the required numbers. I am not here anymore, I came to thank you...." He signs on verso, "R." His business card shows his position as "Conservateur du Muse Gustave Moreau."
Rouault studied under Gutave Moreau at the the École des Beaux-Arts and became his favorite student. When Moreau died in 1898, Rouault was nominated as the curator of the Moreau Museum in Paris.