Signature: Shi Lu
Undated [ca. 1972]
Artist's inscription; poem, eight lines, seven-character meter:
I love the pines on Mount Hua.
Tall, noble, solemn and dignified.
Their rising trunks vie with the sun and the moon,
Resisting cold winds through the years.
They shake their arms at the sky-scraping ridge
And hold high their heads like striding blue dragons,
Supporting the clouds forever,
Without taking flight to the heavens.
Artist's seal: Shi lu (oval, red characters)
Marking: Collectors' seals: Robert Hatfield Ellsworth