Signature: Signed: Bada Shanren
Two artist's seals: Yaoshu; Xianfu
Inscription: Free copy (lin) of the Orchid Pavilion Preface
Text: Passage from the "Orchid Pavilion Preface" (Lanting xu) by Wang Xizhi (309–ca. 365).
Marking: Collector's seal: John M. Crawford, Jr., 3 seals
John M. Crawford Jr. , New York (until d. 1988; bequeathed to MMA)
Providence. Bell Gallery, List Art Center. "The Individualists: Chinese Painting and Calligraphy of the 17th Century from the Collection of John M. Crawford, Jr.," April 26, 1980–May 18, 1980.