Two-sided drawing; pencil and ink on paper and ink on paper
Overall: 17 1/2 x 19 3/4 in. (44.5 x 50.1 cm)
Gift of Sarah Shay, 2005
Not on view
Rather than draw the same image twice, Xie often began with a preliminary sketch and then folded the paper to trace it again, making the tentative lines of his original smoother and more assured and adding more details.
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.