Inscriptions: Inscription by Min Chen on the last leaf:
I have a habit of collecting strange rocks. My friend Tai-li shan-jen* treasures my paintings as much as I treasure strange rocks. Once we agreed to exchange what we love with each other. However, my busy activities have kept me from carrying this out. This summer I realized that this strange rock has been sitting in my studio for five years, so I painted this to fulfill my old promise. As a record, I chose the grotesque cliff in the last scene of this twelve-leaf album. Cheng-chai, Min Chen inscribed this on the sixth day of the sixth month [July 9] of the wu-shen year .
* Tai-li shan-jen is Wang Li [tzu: Li-fu] tr. Hou-mei Ishida
Six seals appearing on the leaves:
Min Chen, Cheng-chai, Ching-ch'iao, Chen, Liao-t'ang, Min Chen chih-yin.
Department: Chinese Art
Culture: China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
Collection: ASIAN - Album leaf
Accession Number: 1985.71.11
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