Colophon by Xiang Yukui 項禹揆 (c. late 1500s–1659):
The painting of The Garden for Self-enjoyment on the right by Shih-chou, Mr. Qiu [Qiu Ying] is in the style of Li Lung-mien. Its mood is peaceful, as if meeting the ancient gentlemen face to face among the brushes and silk; it lifts one above the sordid bustle of life. Formerly, my late father handed me this scroll which had only the painting without the written essay. I considered asking a good calligrapher to write the essay to add to it but was afraid that the quality of the writing would not match the painting. Several years later, I saw at a friend's house this essay and poems (of Ssu-ma Kuang] written by Hengshan [Wen Zhengming], once owned by my grandfather; so I spared no expense to obtain it. I rejoiced at this and said: "The divine swords are finally united. How things are pre-destined!" Now my friend Chang Kung-chao's technique for mounting [painting and calligraphy] is excellent. Therefore by daring to take them out and join them together, I can preserve this beautiful story of singular reunion.
Xiang Yukui recorded at Hai-yeh-t'ang [hall] two days before New Year's Eve in the jiasheng year of the Chongzhen era .