Peronneau was an 18th century French painter, and this is done after his self portrait. I used the poor man, or the memory of the man, for my own purposes. The text has nothing to do with Peronneau. Well, it does a bit: he's dead.
If you have difficulty reading it:
*It's so black tonight.
Long live the dead
Buddy, got a light?*
Cheap because I used dye based ink.