Verso: signed and dated in, center: Goodnough 65; below, inscribed in charcoal, center: Arstraction Act with Black, Red, and Blue; stamped in blue ink, u.r.: Gertrude Kasle Gallery/ 313 Fisher Building/Detroit, Michigan 48202
Verso, part a: in black crayon, u.r. of canvas: TOP/[upward pointing arrow]/ part B: in black crayon, u.r. of canvas: TOP/[upward pointing arrow]/HINMAN/68; label, c. portion of c. vertical support bar: DONALD MORRIS/GALLERY, INC/20082 LIVERNOIS AVE./DETROIT, MICHIGAN 48221 [black letterpress];
82.5 cm x 156.2 cm x 36.8 cm (32 1/2 in. x 61 1/2 in. x 14 1/2 in.)
5-syllable, 8-line poem, in running script. Over the windy cliff, snow blows from the dark sky the waterfall roars at the cloudy gate; Awoken from a drunk, I miss my sleeping mat; cold in my clothes, I long for fur and a quilted robe; a rustic old man comes to meet his guest he does no accept money for the fish he caught in the river I presume from such humble and simple behavior that he dwells in a self contained domain. Signed by artist: Chiang Ch'en-ying; Two artist's seals follow the inscription: Chiang Ch'en-ying yin, Hsi-ming; One artist's seal at upper right corner: Lao-yi Chai; One collector's seal at lower left corner: Chuan ? yung ?.