Signature: Signature: Kuchan, in his 75th year
Dated: the second day of the fifth month of 1972
Artist's inscriptions and seals:
Section one: Plum and Pine
Pure plum and virgin pine are examples for society. They endure forever.
Seals: 1. Chanfu (rectangular, white characters)
2. Done after my 70th year (rectangular, red characters)
Section two: Bamboo and Orchid
The orchid has fragrance and bamboo has dignity.
Seals: Lishi Kuchan (rectangular, white characters)
Section three: Cabbages and Lotus
Eating this vegetable often toughens the teeth. What comes out of the mud without stain stands straight and has stable roots.
Seal: Seal of Li Ying (square, white characters)
Section four: Magpies and Eagle
I have not painted for a long time, which gives some trouble to my wrists. Paintings like this are only worth a laugh.
Dedicated to Rongkuan
Seals: 1. Kuchan (square, red characters)
2. Seal of Li Ying (square, white characters)
Marking: Collectors' seals: Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Collection (each section)