Inscription: Artist’s inscription and signature (2 columns in semi-cursive script)
[Deng] Zifang painted this for Chuxian.
Deng Zifang 鄧子方
Huhai weiguan 湖海偉觀
Other inscriptions on the painting
1. Lian Dewang 連德望 (14th c.), 3 columns in clerical script, undated; 3 seals:
Lush verdant jades tilt left and right,
Moist from the spring clouds and morning haze.
Gazing toward the faraway Xiang River, they think of the nymphs
Crossing the water to the south amid green banners in a mist.
Lian Wuyun [Lian Desheng] from Tiantai (in Zhejiang Province)
天台連五雲 [印]: 可可軒、五雲私印、連氏德望
2. Liu Renben 劉仁本 (died 1367), 4 columns in standard script, undated; 2 seals:
After fog and rain, in Jiangnan
Few friends of integrity remain.
As autumn fills the shores of the Xiao and Xiang Rivers,
Clouds paint the bamboo a deep green.
羽庭 [印]: 劉氏德玄、羽庭
3. Meng [Zhiying?] 孟 [志穎?], 3 columns in semi-cursive script, undated; 2 seals:
Standing with a delicate grace, she hovers over the green…,
Overwhelmed by a chill from the wind and dew.
In bright moonlight, she feels like a dream companion;
Deep in the night a mouth-organ is playing….
孟志穎 [印]: 孟氏子貞、一印不辨
 Translations from Department records.