Image: 53 7/16 x 26 in. (135.7 x 66 cm)
Overall: 53 3/8 x 26in. (135.6 x 66cm)
Overall with knobs: 84 1/4 x 34 5/8 in. (214 x 87.9 cm)
Bequest of John M. Crawford Jr., 1988
Not on view
Signature: Six lines in running script; signed, undated, two artist's seals
The poem reads: South and north of the river, show is just melting. Foggy tender yellows merge on the new branches. The traveler who passed has been on the Ba River. The visitor from Qu left fast, as before the swing of a dancing maiden. Spring comes with rain on the road. Evening sun sends a breeze over the desolate bridges. Like a thread of cotton, of silk, pulling the [heartfelt] regret. How very far is the young man's route of return.
Inscribed: To my old colleague Yuan. Banqiao Zheng Xie.
Two seals: Zheng Xie zhiyin; Weiyi Zhang
Inscription: Colophons: Leaves 25-27: Gu Lin (1476–1545), 11 lines in small standard script, dated 1517. Seal: Caizhi sheng (square, relief) Leaves 28-31: Chen Shun (1483–1544), 12 lines in running-cursive script, dated 1536. Seals: Daofu (square, intaglio); Baiyang shanren (square, intaglio) Leaves 32-33: Wang Chong (1494–1533), 7 lines in small standard script, dated 1526. Seal: Wang Chung siyin (square, intaglio) Leaves 34-36: Wen Boren (1502–1575), 10 lines in running-standard script, dated 1529. Seal: Yizai qingyuan (square, intaglio)
Marking: Collector's seal: John M. Crawford, Jr., 1 seal