Inscription of artist: Spring of 1566. After Shen Chou's brush. Ch'ien Ku (Ping-yin ch'un-jih fang Shih-t'ien-wêng pi. Ch'ien Ku) Seal of artist: Shu-pao. Additional inscriptions and seals: Colophon by Chang Fêng-i (tsu, Po-ch'i; from Suchou, friend of Wen Cheng-ming): Ch'i-nan (Shen Chou) depicted the mountain bird, Shu-pao (Ch'ien Ku) imitated that of Ch'i-nan. Whether or not it matches Yu-meng's (skill of mimesis), it can still be treasured like an old hair pin. Chang Fêng-i. Colophon and seal of Wen Chia (1501-83, tzu, Hsiu-ch'eng, hao, Wen-shui; second son of Wen Cheng-ming): I have seen birds around lake area, they have white body and black back. They are very similar to magpies but are little bit small in size with yellow neck, long tail and tall feet. They have leisure manner and are lovable. I did not know its name, and asked he hunters. They said it is I-yu. I did not have time to check whether it is in the Book of Feather. (Wêng ching)? On the 18th day of 12th month of this year, Yün-hui accompanied me staying at the graves of my ancestors. Accidentally we saw the mountain birds gathering on the branches of pine. They were not frightened to fly away when seeing people. They had snowwhite top (head), black cheeks. Their beak and feet were dark red. Their tails were in the shape of oval and the color in blue, and the tail spread out and hanged down at the end. I-yu have the refined looking one and the ordinary one. Those which live near water are not as good as those Yün-hui asked me to depict it, so I did and inscribed this. "In the autumn of the year of 1566, I accidentally saw the painting of Mountain Bird with inscription by Shih-t'ien copied by Shu-pao, by the raining window, I leisurely copied the inscription, so that we do not forget Shih-t'ien's idea. Wen Chia." Seal: Hsiu-ch'eng.
Signed and dated by the artist over the scene of plum blossoms,: For Mr. Hai-shan, on an autumn day of Hsin-yu (1861) painted in the guest house of the Bambooshoot Stream. Hsiu-shui nü-shih, Ch'ien Fei-chung. (Hai-shan hsien-sheng ch'ing-shu hsing-yu ch'iu-jih hsieh yü Sun-hsi k'e shê. Hsiu-shui nü-shih, Ch'ien Fei-chung.) Colophon by Wu Yün (1811-1883), in the calligraphy (3): "Hai-shan jen-ti ta-jen cheng, P'ing-chai Yün."