Bodhidharma and Luohans, after Liang Kai's "Eight Eminent Monks"
Drawing; ink on transparent paper
Overall: 10 15/16 x 32 5/8 in. (27.8 x 82.9 cm)
Gift of Sarah Shay, 2005
Not on view
These three tracings (2005.411.47, .48, .49), made from a painting attributed to Liang Kai (ca. 1150?–ca. 1220?) that is now in the Shanghai Museum, show Xie's early interest in figure painting, particularly from Song dynasty prototypes.