“The most beautiful landscape of my (home-town of) Yu is concentrated in the western suburbs. The
miming mist and evening clouds, and the changes from sunrise to sunset are most difficult for artists
to paint. Huang Zijiu (Gongwang) alone loved it, lived here and sketched it, and even today
that foot-high scroll is worth more than a jade pi disc. I live near the western city wall, which is like
drinking and eating, waking and sleeping while being joined to the mountains. Although I painted
this picture, I don’t dare to hope that it will be handed down like Zijiu’s (painting), but I do
think it will provide some connoisseur with view of the whole of it.
During late spring of the year 1719 during the Kangxi reign-era, Yang Jin, called Yehao.”