Inscribed by the artist: The bones of Wang Mêng have already become immortal. But painting, realizing what is lofty and untrammeled, is still here. By a leisurely window, I try to capture the style. I dare to presume the wind and mists of Wang-ch'uan. Once I saw a Wang Mêng original and so, from memory, I am copying it. I deeply regret it is not close. Hou Mou-kung (I-men Hou Mou-kung). Seal of artist: Hou Mou-kung yin; Additional Inscriptions and Seals: Label: Hou I-men fang Huang-ho shan-ch'iao shan-shui. T'ien-ch'üan-ko ts'ang. Hsiao-fan t'i. Seal: Hsiao-fan. Seals: Ti-hsin-i (Purified Heart Pavilion) shu-hua-yin; Wên-ch'üan; T'ien-ch'üan-ko.
Inscription of Artist: Painted by Sun K'o-hung at the age of 79 (Hsüeh-chü K'o-hung shih-nien ch'i-shih yu-chiu) Seals of artist: Hsüeh-chü, Sun Yün-chih, Han-yang t'ai-shou chang; Additional inscriptions and seals: Unidentified: Mei-chün shang-chien, Mei-chün ts'ang-chang, Fan Ch'ang ssu-yin.
Signed in pencil on mount, l.r.: Barnbaum Dated on mount l.r.: 1978 Stamped in black ink, verso: BRUCE BARNBAUM/ PHOTOGRAPHER/ 29322 Trailway Lane/ Agoura, Calif. 91301/ (213) 889-9498 Inscribed in ink: 45-1922A/ Rock Creek, Dusk 1922 Inscribed in pencil, verso l.l.: BK.20,475