Signature: Artist's seal: Yao Hua (square, white characters)
Inscription: Poem, four lines, five-character meter, written by Zhang Daqian:
A lamp lights the paper window.
Sleepless, one opens a book to read
And reminisce about a loved one in a far-away place
Who savored this desolate autumnal mood.
Marking: Calligrapher's seals:1. Seal of Zhang Yuan (square white characters)
2. Daqian (square, red characters)
Collectors' seals: 1. Cherished collection of Longshang Weng Shi Youting (rectangular white characters)
2. Infatuated with calligraphy and painting after the age of independence (rectangular red characters)
3. Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Collection