Inscription: The splat is inscribed with a facsimile of calligraphy by Dong Qichang (1555–1636):
"After returning from official duties, don a crane-feathered robe and a flower sun hat. In the hand hold a volume of the Zhou Yi, burn some incense, sit quietly and let time and worldly matters pass by. At a distance the sailboat looks like a small bird and the smoky clouds blend with the trees and bamboo. Qichang" (from catalog card).