According to the inscription on the reverse, which is dated to the renshen year of the reign of Kangxi (1692), the screen is dedicated to Mr. Xie, the governor of Ruian county, Zhejiang province, on the occassion of his birthday, and was written by Shen Tingwen, a zhuangyuan. Zhuangyuan (number one scholar) is the title conferred on the one who came first in the highest imperial examination, and this title was conferred on Shen Tingwen in the 27th year of Kangxi (1688).
The scenes on the screen are various scenic spots in Quanzhou province, as well as Lei feng xi zhao (one of the ten scenic spots in West Lake), Fengshan xi zhao in Zhejiang province near Tonglu county, and Tian Xiao Ri. Another screen of this type decorated with eight scenic views of Hangzhou, which also has a lengthy dedicatory inscription bearing a Kangxi date corresponding to 1670 on the reverse, in the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, is illustrated by Hai-wai Chen, Chinese Art in Overseas Collections; Lacquerware, National Palace Museum, Taiwan, 1987, pp. 182 - 3, no. 177.