Signature: A three-column inscription in the artist's distinctive regular script completes the composition. The inscription reads: I happened to see a painting of foreign horses by a man of the Yuan dynasty. I made a copy of it while a guest and inscribed a poem.
The poem reads: Bathed three times in the Dragon Pool, yearly they galloped out, With futile ambition, they rushed to respond to their lord's will. Now led to the red gates of the wealthy, where a high price is asked, What man, with a single look, could make them worth a thousand
taels? (translation after Harrist, p. 104)
For the pure appreciation of Mr. Jinquan ("Brocade River") Jin Nong of Hangjun; 1 seal, Jin shih Shoumen
Marking: The painting bears two collector's seals belonging to a Mr. Chen (unidentified).