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.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Mastering the Art of Chinese Painting: Xie Zhiliu (1910–1997)," February 2, 2010–August 1, 2010.