Inscription: Artist’s inscription and signatures
(1 column in standard script)
(3 columns in standard script)
In the empty grove the whistling wind makes the leaves dance;
The thatch pavilion is silent, the sun stands at high noon.
All day long the south wind caresses the green waves;
With a gauze cap of coarse hemp one feels no trace of summer's heat.
This rustic’s dwelling is near Yellow Crane Peak;
In the evening he enters a deserted grotto and listens to the mountain rain.
Shuming [Wang Meng] inscribed this for [Chen] Weiyin.
Wang Meng yin 王蒙印 (twice)
Kong Guangtao 孔廣陶 (active ca. 1851–1854)
Wang Jiqian 王季遷 (C. C. Wang, 1907–2003)
 Translation from Department records.