Court Lady and Dancer

Xie Zhiliu Chinese

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The elegant standing figure in this drawing represents a court lady of the Tang dynasty. Xie's focus on her sloping hairline and curving tendrils of hair reflects his keen attention to detail. The dancing figure derives from a Tang paradise scene.

Court Lady and Dancer, Xie Zhiliu (Chinese, 1910–1997), Drawing; ink and pencil on paper, China

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