Signature: Signed, dated 1702, one artist's seal: Shide
Uncle, (you) have much talent in the arts, with
respect to you (your)
children's art education (you are) compassionate and
guidance. (Ai in response) to your teaching is
diligent, especially in calligraphy. I heard of his
the "flying-white" technique. Playfully, I wrote one
to amuse him.
(I am) far from mastering the excellence of the Six
modes and remiss in elegant diction. Surprisingly,
(I) received your
letter in which you so generously praised my work.
Thinking of my
rough inscription, I dare not face such acclaim.
Reading (your letter)
repeatedly only added to my embarrassment.
Marking: Collectors' seals:
Ouyang shengsheng treasures and appreciates
Pannai (Alice Boney, with one seal undecipherable)
Zhu Xinzhai calligraphy and painting seal (20th century)