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Gai's first inscription reads
嘉慶五年秋九月上澣,玉壺外士改 琦 寫于澄園
During the first ten days of the ninth lunar month in the fifth year of the Jiaqing reign  the "Jade-vase mountain dweller," Gai Qi, painted this at the Cheng Garden.
Gai's second inscription reads
This painting is one I did ten years ago. I painted it after an example by the retired scholar, Laolian [Chen Hongshou]. As a matter of fact, no one can paint, unless he is talented. I regret that I am old and clumsy, thus I am unable to catch even one ten thousandth of what old masters could do. It is the winter solstice day in 1807 when Qixiang, Gai Qi, again inscribes this. [tr. M. Wu]
[Sotheby's, N.Y., May 29, 1991, lot 63]; [James Freeman]; Henry Harrison; IMA (2004.64)