Signature: Signed, undated, two artist's seals
The text, which is recorded in his collectexd papers with a minor variation in the last line may be rendered:
A boat pole driven near a reed spit
moors the skiff;
Third watch, the moon is on high, right
over the top of the pole.
Wine-gone, no call can stir this ole
Arising, his grass cloak's image stays
pressed in the frost.
Dafeng tang mingzhi, (Kyoto, 1956), Vol. IV, pl. 24
Trans. Marc F. Wilson/ Kuan S. Wong
Marking: Collectors' seals:
Wu Hufan (1894–1968)
Zhang Shanzi (1882–1940)
Zhang Daqian (1899–1983)
Li Family (20th century?)
Fang Zhecun (date unknown)
John M. Crawford, Jr.
Unidentified, one seal