Signature: Artist's colophon:
"Thirty years ago, Qian Muweng and I sat atop Yüshan mountain enjoying the brilliance of [Tao] Xing. At that time Xing discussed calligraphy famous paintings and ritual vessels of the Three Dynasties, as if these subjects were in the palm of his hand or arrayed before his eyebrows, nor did he overlook a single hair. Later when I moved to Jinchang, each time I acquired an antique I invited Xing to examine it and together we would authenticate the piece.
When we were young and vigorous we flew about in high spirits. Now my head is completely white and my energies are ebbing; poverty and illness block my door. Old Xing for the moment resides at a Buddhist temple. In our old age both of us have suffered disappointments; once again we are alike.
In the winter of the Dingwei year (1667) I did a pointing especially to invite Xing to come to Loudong to pass the New Year. We lingered for a full month enjoying one another's company. Finally, as Xing prepares to return home, I cannot bear the gloomy feeling which congeals inside me. Having nothing to present my friend I have mixed some colors and painted ten leaves in the manner of the ancients. As there happened to be a volume of Du Fu's poetry on the table, I have selected a suitable couplet for each picture, inscribing it alongside each composition. The regrettable lack of poetry in these paintings is a great embarrassment before the ancients, but old Xing does not walk so well, therefore I leave this album with him so that even while reclining he may still go wandering. Recorded in the second month of Spring, wushen year  Wang Jian of Loudong."
Wang Jian inscribed each leaf with the name of the artist whose style he interpreted together with an appropriate couplet by the Tang dynasty poet Du Fu (712–770).
Inscription: Wu Weiye (1609-1672) Colophon
Ten columns in running script:
"This album was painted by Wang Lianzhou [Jian] to present to his old friend Tao Xing, a man who plumbs the intricacies of Song and Yuan as his ordinary means of amusing himself. In the past Su Dongpo (Su Shi, 1036-1101) once painted a picture of an ancient tree and a strange rock for Jia Yunlao [Shou]. It is said that Jia would only give up the painting if he was given three piculs of rice and one picul of wine each month for his entire lifetime. This album is not without method; it is apparent that monthly allotments of wine and rice would be easy to obtain. But Xing does not care for clear or dark wine nor would adding to his supply of cloth tempt him to part with this treasure.
Meicun Wu Weiye"
Marking: Collectors' seals: C.C. Wang (1907–2003); Ma Jizo; Zhang Daqian (1889–1983)