Exhibitions/ Art Object

現代 謝稚柳 枝禽圖 鏡片
Bird on a Branch

Artist:
Xie Zhiliu (Chinese, 1910–1997)
Date:
20th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Drawing; pencil on tracing paper
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 7/8 x 15 11/16 in. (20 x 39.8 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Sarah Shay, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.411.131
Rights and Reproduction:
Estate of Xie Zhiliu
Not on view
This is one of four drawings in which Xie repeated an image of the same bird but experimented with various configurations of branches and leaves. Because this drawing is done in pencil and is the most complex of the four, it may have been the starting point of the series.
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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