Signature: Wang's inscription reads:
Fangshan [Gao Kegong] and Dachi [Huang Gongwang] both achieved a sense of simplicity and naturalness [in their painting]. In simplicity and naturalness Dachi achieved freedom of expression while Fangshan achieved transformation and variety. Although different in their styles, they are alike in their harmonious resonance. Scholars who search deeply for unfathomable meanings may wash away all impurities to achieve a thorough transformation. In the little leisure time left to me after my official duties, at a time when the wind blew fiercely and the snow came out of the north, I thought of summer clouds and warm weather. Often after I returned home I played with my brush as a way of passing this cold spell. After half a month the painting was complete and I felt a sense of exuberance. One could say that I forgot my age and tiredness as I gave into my passion [for painting]. As I finished this inscription I had to laugh!
(Top right corner): Once I had a small painting by Ni Gaoshi (Ni Zan). The Xinong Lutai (Wang Yüanqi) saw it and liked it. He considered that it had both bone and spirit, and that its meaning was beyond words. He enjoyed it so much that I was most embarrassed. Now at Yüshuzhai I have seen a painting by the Sinong imitating the Six Gentlemen in which he successfully used the brush ideas of Dong (Yüan) and Jü (-ran). The difference between this and my former work is no less that that between heaven and earth. I am ashamed, I am ashamed. The year yiyu, in mid-winter, Ho I recorded.
(Right center): Although Dachi (Huang Gongwang) and Fangshan (Gao Kegong) are separate, they both are descended from Dong Yüan and Jüran; one could speak of them being in the same family. When Dong Zongbo (Dong Qichang) painted he often combined their ideas. This painting imitates him, but being done hurriedly, is unable to obtain his breath-resonance. The time being the year yiyu of the Kangxi period (1705), inscribed on a spring day while traveling by boat on the Yüfengtao. Wang Yüanqi.
(One on right center before inscription): Wang Yüanqi: Yü Shu, Huatu liu Yü ren kan
(two on right center after inscription):
1. Wang Yüanqi: Wang Yüanqi
2. Wang Yüanqi: Lutai
Marking: Seals: (two on top right corner after inscription)
1. Ho I (ca. 1700): Ho I
2. Ho I (ca. 1700): Danshi
(one on left near center): Zhang Daqian (born 1899): Dafengtang zhencang yin
(three on right bottom corner):
1. Zhang Daqian: Nanbeitongxi zhi yu xiangsui wu bieli
2. Zhang Daqian: Niyenlou
3. C.C. Wang (1907–2003): Jiqian xin shang
(one on left bottom corner): Wang Yüanqi: Xiluohourên
(two on lower left mounting):
1. Weng Tongho: Yüshan Weng Tongho yin
2. Weng Tongho: Shuping huajian