Signature: Inscribed by the artist in bold, large, semicursive script (xingshu):
"I once saw Dong Beiyüan (Dong Yuan)'s painting 'Shaded Dwellings among Streams and Mountains' at the eunuch, Zhu's place at Beifei. I made a sketch copy for my satchel and have just now completed this [painting]. It does have some resemblance."
Two artist's seals: Zongbo Xueshi; Tong Xuanzai
Marking: Eight collector's seals (19th–20th century):
Zhang Jing (before 1861): 1. Zhang Jing ziyin; 2. Shending zhencang
Gong Guangtao (19th century): 3. Yüexüeluo; 4, Nanhai Gong Guangtao shending jinshi shuhua yin.
Gong Guangyong (19th century): 5. Guangyong ziyin
Li Huihan (modern): 6. Li wubentang cang shuhua zhiyin; 7. Li Ziyün shending zhang.
8. Unidentified (contemporary Hong Kong collector): Huang shi Huaixüantang cang (in yellow ink, a mourning seal for the collector's mother. The same seal is seen on a painting, no. 65 by Wen Boren in the Crawford collection, and on an album by Hongren in the Mufei collection, Cambridge).
Gong Guangtao owned the painting in the mid-19th century and recorded it in his "Yüexülou shuhua luo" (preface dated 1861), ch. 4, p. 89b (1889 edition). At that time there were only two collectors' seals on the painting, those of Zhang Jing on the above list.