Signature: Playful ink by Kuchan, the 82 year old man
Dated early winter of 1979
Artist's inscription: Once in the past at a lake in the South, I fed some cormorants. I watched them from morning til night. Some caught fish, some swam along, some fished together. Their moods and appearance were constantly changing in ways too numerous to depict. It was really very enjoyable.
Artist's seals: 1. Lishi Kuchan (rectangular, red characters)
2. The more study, the greater the fool (rectangular, red characters)
Marking: Collectors' seals: Robert Hatfield Ellsworth