Exhibited and illustrated: Shao Yixuan and The Beijing Salon II, New York: China 2000 Fine Art, 2006, and published in the exhibition catalogue, plate 12b.
Calligraphy by Yunfu:
Sounding like hard axes striking randomly on iron, the mountains embody the energy of racing horses. Splendor is perceived from bitterness - rugged mountains appear in dark brown.
Flourishing the pen to paint the world, lowering my head, I notice that there are few peers. Almost three hundred years since (Shitao) has passed away. In a trance, I seem to meet Xia Zun Zhe (Shitao's courtesy name).
[It implies Shao Yixuan's painting recalls the manner of Shitao]