This vertical composition consists of tall, thin trees in the foreground, with a lone boatman floating beneath and behind them. As the scene stretches upwars, mountains take up a dominant position in the picture, stretching toward the sky. Above them is calligraphic text.
ON RECTO. Signed in paint, lower right corner: 'BY THE LIGHT / OF THE MOON' PJ91 + ON VERSO. Inscribed on frame backing in black marker: _ PJ1991 + Affixed on back, top left: Eldred Wheeler business card