Exhibitions/ Art Object

現代 謝稚柳 雉雞畫稿 鏡片
Studies of a Bird

Artist:
Xie Zhiliu (Chinese, 1910–1997)
Date:
20th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Drawing; ink and pencil on paper
Dimensions:
Overall: 16 1/4 x 18 3/4 in. (41.2 x 47.6 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Sarah Shay, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.411.117
Rights and Reproduction:
Estate of Xie Zhiliu
Not on view
Xie often redrew anatomical details that demanded the greatest attention to accuracy. Here, in an accompanying inscription, he wrote detailed notes on the colors of various parts of the bird's body, such as black feet with pale yellow toes, black neck feathers, a powdery-yellow beak, a red crest, and black brows.
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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