Inscription: Artist’s inscription and signature (2 columns in cursive script)
In winter, the eleventh lunar month of the third year of the Yuantong reign era , while visiting the Cloud Grotto, I saw a crooked and twisting ancient pine. Thereupon I brushed this picture to record what I saw. An ink-play by Meihua Daoren [Wu Zhen].
Meihua An 梅花
Jiaxing Wu Zhen Zhonggui shuhua ji 嘉興吳鎮仲圭書畫記
Unidentified artist, 3 columns in Japanese in standard script, undated (at the back of the mounting):
Ancient Pine painted by Wu Zhen
Wu Zhen, whose self-adopted names include Zhonggui, Plum-blossom Daoist, Plum Daoist, and Plum Monk, was a native of Jiaxing [in Zhejiang]. He was one of the four masters of the Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). He died in the fourteenth year of the Zhizheng reign era  at the age of 75. A treasure in the collection of Dongguan Shuwu (Gazing Eastward Studio)
蘭囗囗子囗囗 Lan ? ? zi ? ?
 Translation from Wen C. Fong. Beyond Representation: Chinese Painting and Calligraphy 8th–14th Century. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1992, p. 446. Modified.
 Translation from Department records.