Signature: Artist's inscriptions: Leaf a: The lotus blossomed In the quite silver pond, And the chilling air of the early morn. How many are the dragon glies with irridescent wings? Through those six-panelled windows facing the water, Breeze flows beneath the fan. Remember the occasion when seated together, Your delicate hands peeled the lotus seeds [for me]. Seal: Jin Jijin yin
Leaf b: This is [based on a] Northern Song version. A number of Ming masters copied it quite frequently. Do I dare to be different? Therfore I also painted it. Seal: Zhuquan
Leaf c: Iris and Rock In sketching plants it is not difficult to achive grace, but most difficult in attaining a sense of richness. I intend to mix grace amidst richness. When compared to [the works] of contemporary painters, I trust that I am a shade better. Seal: Zhuquan
Leaf d: Prunus The qin music arrested for the moment, I raised the cup, And with a smile, Drank a toast to the Prunus blossoms. Signed: Ju jijin; seal: Zhuquan
Leaf e: Melons and Fruits In haste we all praised the elegance of one who lived in jade towel; let her than peel the fruits for this old man to savor. This was a couplet which in a playful mood, I dedicated to Yuping. By chance I painted the melons and fruits and casually inscribed this old poem. You man of learning, do not laugh at me. Seal: Zhuquan
Leaf f: Geese I am sending words to Master Wang of Yu district. Will exchange these creatues for your calligraphy. Seal: Nong The inscription alludes to Wang Zhizhi (303–379), the sage of calligraphy, and his fondness for geese.
Leaf g: Monk Silence greeted he who knocked on the door shaded by trees. No, no ordinary monk was he. Today he was back empty-handed; For he had lost a rattan staff in yesterday's outing in the hills. In the fifth month, jiawu . Seal: Shou ["Ordinary monk" is a rough translation of "zhufanseng" (a monk of rice and congee), which is also a byname of Jin Nong].
Leaf h: Deer and Stream The stream flows for hundreds of feet, And the deer is a thousand years old. So free and so easy, Drink and eat, it is his own pleasure to seek. Seals: Nong; Shoymen; Jin Jijin yin
Leaf i: Winter Melon, Eggplant and Radish Winter melon, eggplant and radish Wil make a mountain monk a full lunch. Signed: Ershiliu Lang Jin Jijin; seal: Zhuquan
Leaf j: Poor Maiden A poor maiden by the green shade. Seal: Jin Jijin
Leaf k: Rabbits There is a Song version of this painting by Yihe Shanqiao. I saw it at Linglong Mountain Lodge, and playfully tried to capture its idea. Seal: Jin Jijin yin [Linglong Mountain Lodge belonged to Chen Zi (1683–1759) of Jiaxing].
Leaf l: Prunus Tree Silhouettes of prunus tree crisscrossed the aged west wall. Eight or Nine out of ten flowers had bloomed. So canny was the spring breeze, In random did it blow, drop and cast the flowers into the dust. Seals: Shou; Men
Inscription: Cover: Cartouche reads: :Jin Dongxin Xiansheng Moxi (Ink Play by Master Jin Dongxin"
Colophons: Weng Tonge (1830–1904), one leaf following the paintings (leaf m): It is unfortunate that there are so few genuine works by Master Jin. In the first month of yinyou , I obtained this album. those who thought I might be a fake do not realize that which may appear to be loose and unstrung is also that which cannot be surpassed. Since it was done in the year of jiawu , he was in his 68th year of age. Calligraphers in the early dynasty period tended to follow the style of Dong [Qichang]. For those who desired a spirited outlook, they would add the method of Oubo [Zhao Mengfu] which only resulted in a frail charm. Master [Jin] alone studied the northern stele inscriptions and his brush is slanted with forceful, horizontal movements. For those who know, they would agree fully with me. Signed: Pingsheng casually noted Seal: Weng Tonghe yin