Signature: Xiaocang Xu Xiang
Dated Spring 1883
Artist's seal: Seal of Xu Xiang (square, white characters)
Artist's inscription: Dedicated to Bingheng
Poem written in actional script:
Rain on the lauren blossoms-
I lean on the balustrade as spring ends.
I am a traveler- north, south, east, west;
When will I get to see them again?
Jade colors offset by a brown collar;
How can they last through the evening cold?
So many trees here in this garden;
It is hard to put them in a poem.
[Trans. by J. Chaves, C.C.]
Marking: Collectors' seals: Robert Hatfield Ellsworth