The subject of the screen on the right is the emperor Hui-di (r. 194–188 B.C.) of the Han dynasty, while he was still a crown prince. His rightful ascendance to the throne, which was threatened by his father's desire to install a son from a favored concubine, was assured by the unprecedented appearance of four hermit sages who had previously refused to attend court. Their loyalty so impressed the emperor that he withdrew his illegitimate proposal. The scene on the left screen illustrates a poem by the renowned scholar and statesman Su Shi (Su Dongpo, 1037–1101). In 1073, as Su was traveling from Hangzhou to Xincheng, he stopped at the Wind and Water Cave to meet the young poet Li Bi. After they viewed plum blossoms and composed poetry together, Su inscribed poems on the walls of the cave. In the painting, the older man crosses afootbridge accompanied by a servant; Li awaits his arrival seated in a pavilion high above a ravine.The slender trees and the crisp but rather delicate outlines of rocks are reminiscent of the works by Kano Mitsunobu, son and pupil of the Momoyama-period genius Eitoku (1543–1590).