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Mirror-images of a Bird
Xie Zhiliu (Chinese, 1910–1997)
Two-sided drawing; pencil and ink on paper and ink on paper
Overall: 17 1/2 x 19 3/4 in. (44.5 x 50.1 cm)
Gift of Sarah Shay, 2005
Not on view
Rather than draw the same image twice, Xie often began with a preliminary sketch and then folded the paper to trace it again, making the tentative lines of his original smoother and more assured and adding more details.