Exhibitions/ Art Object

現代 謝稚柳 宮室水紋臨本 鏡片
Palace Halls and Waves

Artist:
Xie Zhiliu (Chinese, 1910–1997)
Date:
Datable to the 1930s?
Culture:
China
Medium:
Drawing; ink on transparent paper
Dimensions:
Overall: 8 11/16 x 39 1/2 in. (22 x 100.3 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Sarah Shay, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.411.54
Rights and Reproduction:
Estate of Xie Zhiliu
Not on view
These intricate ruled-line drawings of ancient architecture were probably traced from paintings. The photograph mounted below the drawing, made prior to restoration, illustrates the challenges of conserving the thin, brittle paper Xie favored for making tracing copies, particularly those sheets that were folded, creased, and, at times, torn.
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.

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