Signature: A 7-line poetic inscription by the painter in which he says that in painting the work for Yüandong, he inscribed it with an old poem. [Seal of the artist: Wang Meng Shuming], (intaglio, square):
"Far away among tens of thousands of blue mountains,
Red cliffs and green valleys are deep and impenetrable;
Through the pine trees the wind brings the sound of a waterfall,
From the edge of the sky
And smells of flowers mixed in clouds waft through a cave.
When did the fishing boat bring me here?
And where will I meet the hermits of the Qin dynasty?
Springtime is brief and flowers are easily over,
And year after year the river flows futilely into the Eastern Sea.
[Signed] The Woodcutter of Yellow Crane Mounting, Wang Shuming painted this for Yuantong and inscribed an old poem on it."
Inscription: An old label set in upper right corner of present mounting reads "Red Cliffs and Green Valleys of Huanghe Shanqiao. Collected and authenticated by the master of Guoyunlou [Gu Wenbin]", followed by one seal.
Marking: Collector's seals:
1. Bi Long (ca. 1790's), one seal
2. Gu Wenbin (1811–1889), two seals
3. C.C. Wang (1907–2003), one seal