Nicky Mariano (in Settignano) to Yashiro

Written on the back of a photograph of a picture depicting Berenson in bed and Nicky.

4. III. 1959

Dear Yashiro,

your book has been in the house already for over a week B.B. has taken a long time looking it and now I can tell you how delighted he is with it and with the quality of the illustrations and deeply grateful for the dedication. He hopes to thank you personally for it before long. – This is the photo of a little picture painted an English painter friend of ours and which I thought you and Fumi would like to have a little souvenir. With much love to you both, also in B.B.’s name.

Ever yours,