The immortal Liu Hai-ch'an appears here under an old pine and leans forward on a rock. In the lower corner is the three-legged toad with which he is often associated. The toad has a vivid look as if it has bears some form of power. The balance between motion and stillness, and the lively expressions make for a very moving portrayal here.The signature (Hsiao-hsien) here is the name used by the Ming artist Wu Wei (1459-1508), but it apparently is a later addition. Furthermore, the techniques for representing the tree, rock, cliff, and waterfall all differ from the splashed ink and rough brushwork associated with Wu's style. Although a fine work, it is not in his manner but corresponds instead to late Ming dynasty traditions.