Inscription: Artist’s inscriptions
Leaf A (11 columns in semi-cursive script):
Surely there are human dwellings in this secluded place;
In this thatch hut I shall rest from my travels;
At midnight I sit facing a pitcher of wine,
Watching moonlight on the cold pond [under a waterfall] that evokes a sipping white dragon.
Leaf B (2 columns in semi-cursive script):
In the pavilion where Prince Zhaoming [501–531] used to study,
Books and scrolls have remained to wait for my arrival.
On all sides, mountains and waters extend endlessly;
To catch the breeze, eight long windows are open wide.
Leaf C (2 columns in semi-cursive script):
A bell strikes in the old temple, but the temple gate is barred.
The homing birds, fighting for a perch, have not yet settled down.
Along the distant horizon the great river appears white,
While a man with a wine jar ascends the Sunset Pavilion.
Gong Xian 龔賢 [Leaf A]
Qingliang Shan xia ren 清涼山下人 [Leaf B]
Banqian 半千 [Leaf C]
Jin Cheng 金城 (1878–1926)
Wuxing Jin Cheng zhencang 吳興金城珍藏
Jin Gongbo jingjian yin 金鞏伯精鋻印
Gongbo pingsheng zhenshang 鞏伯平生真賞
Zhang Xueliang 張學良 (1898–2001)
Hanqing suocang 漢卿所藏
Zhang Xueliang yin 張學良印
Zhang Hanqing jia zhencang 張漢卿家珍藏
Zhao Yidi 趙一荻 (1912–2000）
Xiangsheng guomu 香笙過目
See 1981.4.1a–o for the other 13 landscapes and two leaves of artist’s colophon dated 1688.
 Translations from Department records.
 This line may refer to Yang Zhen (died 124), a Grand Commandant in the Eastern Han dynasty (25–220), who, after being falsely slandered, climbed to the Sunset Pavilion near Luoyang and died from poisoned wine sent by the emperor.