In this sheet, we see how Xie freely manipulated various motifs to create new compositions. The twig upon which the bird is perched adjoins a vertical branch. The cluster of leaves at lower right has been carried over from the preceding image but has been simplified and rotated ninety degrees clockwise.
Sarah Shay , Arlington, VA (until 2005; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Mastering the Art of Chinese Painting: Xie Zhiliu (1910–1997)," February 2, 2010–August 1, 2010.