Inscription: Artist’s signature (1 column in standard script)
Huang Hui 黃輝 (jinshi 1589), 1 horizontal line in semi-cursive script, undated; 1 seal:
A casual and entertaining excursion
Hui [seal]: Huang Hui zhi yin
輝 [印]： 黃輝之印
Wu Kuan 吳寬 (1435–1504), 11 columns in semi-cursive script, dated 1470; 2 seals:
Once drunk, old Kui’s beards bristle like spears.
With fresh makeup, his sister’s face appears black.
Where are her buffalo mount and entourage going?
Those with bare feet are mostly mere skeletons.
As the emperor of the Kaiyuan reign era [713–741] ignored state affairs,
It depended on the heroic ghost [Zhong Kui] to straighten up the court.
Yan Geng must be fond of things mysterious and strange;
Even the ugly and grotesque creatures left their images behind.
Yan Cungeng [Yan Geng] lived in the Southern Song dynasty [1127–1279], whose paintings are rarely seen. This one depicts the scholar Zhong’s excursion in a grotesque, unearthly manner, fully capturing the features of the demons. Demons, however, are like shadows, amorphous in their movements. I wonder how Cungeng managed to portray them so convincingly. On the 26th of the first lunar month of the gengyin year in the Chenghua reign era [February 26, 1470] Wu Kuan from Changzhou [Suzhou] [seals]: Wu Kuan, Yuanbo
顔存畊南宋人，其筆墨世不多見。此寫《鍾進士出遊圖》，古怪幽眇，曲盡鬼物情狀，抑鬼如影去來無形，不知存畊何從而得圖其形似也。成化庚寅正月廿六日長洲吳寬 [印]： 吳寬、原博
An Guo 安國 (1481–1534)
Guipo An Guo shangjian 桂坡安國賞鑑
Cheng Xun 成勲 (18th c.)
Cheng Xun 成勲
Jiwo Xuan 寄我軒
Jiwo Xuan zhencang shuhua yin 寄我軒珍藏書畫印
Lianqiao jianshang 蓮樵鋻賞
Sha Ji shijia 沙濟世家
 Translations from department records.