[印, 畫芯左下] 西廬後人
Artist's colophon and 4 seals:
[1 seal] Yu shu hua tu liu yu ren kan.
In his paintings, Zijiu [Huang Gongwang] possessed everything for which Song masters such as Jin [Hao], Guan [Tong], Li [Cheng], Fan [Kuan], Dong [Yuan] and Ju[ran] were known. In using the brush, he rarely lavished attention on decorative effects. In his cun method, he began from light to dark, thereby fusing the traits of [the aforementioned] masters. In the spring of the kuiwei year , Xu Danming by chance saw small versions of some paintings [by the master], and he copied six of them. He asked me to render a handscroll by incorporating these, together with the main themes in the Fuchun scroll, to make a long handscroll. Because I was preoccupied day and night by official affairs, I could only add dots here or washes there. It was not until the autumn of wuzi  that it was completed, my having already spent four or five years on the task. In the old days, Dachi [Huang Gongwang] painted the Fuchun scroll for Master Wuyong; he completed it in seven years. It was a true masterpiece among thousands of antiquities. Now I looked at my own dumb and foolish brushwork while lingering on to this extent. Those who are connoisseurs would have laughed [at me] heartily. Inscribed by Wang Yuanqi. [2 seals] Wang Yuanqi yin; Lutai
[1 seal at end of painting] Xi lu hou ren.