• Shizuka Gozen (静御前) from the series <i>Biographies of Exceptional Persons of Loyalty and Honor</i> (<i>Chūkō meiyo kinjin den</i> - 忠考名誉奇人傳)
  • Twilight Snow at Mokuboji (<i>Mokuboji bosetsu</i>木母寺暮雪) from the series <i>Eight Views of Edo</i> (<i>Edo hakkei</i> - 江戸八景)
  • Act IX: The Treasury of the Loyal Retainers (忠臣蔵 九段目)
  • The Sixth Month (<i>Minazuki</i> - 水無月) from the series <i>The Twelve Months</i> (<i>Jūnika tsuki no uchi</i> - 十二ヶ月の内)
  • <i>Outbreak of Fire Viewed from Hisamatsu-cho</i> (<i>Hisamatsu-cho kara miru shukka</i> - 久松町ニ而見る出火)
  • <i>The Pride of Edo Seen in a Collection of Courtesans</i> (江戸自慢全盛揃) - Hanaōgi (花扇) on the right, Tsukasa (つかさ)  in the center, Akome (あこめ) on the left - all of the Ōgi house (扇屋内)
  • From right to left: Arashi Sangorō IV (嵐三五郎) as Sonobe no Saemon (園部ノ左衛門), Arashi Rikan II (嵐璃寛) as the footman Tsumahei (奴妻平), Bandō Jūtarō (坂東寿太郎) as Magaki (まかき) and Fujikawa Tomokichi II (藤川友吉) as Usuyuki-hime (薄雪姫)
  • Sai Jun (蔡順) on the left and Chō Kō (張孝) and Chō Rei  (張礼) on the right, from the series<i> The Twenty-four Chinese Paragons of Filial Piety</i> (<i>Morokoshi nijūshi-kō</i> - 唐土廾四孝)
  • Surimono of votive painting of Asahina pulling the armor of Soga no Gorō
  • Women with cat on an <i>engawa</i> by a goldfish pond

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Ukiyo-e Prints in the Mike Lyon Collection

Mike Lyon (artist b. 1951) was fortunate to have grown up familiar with Japanese prints. In his youth Lyon’s parents and grandparents displayed examples that certainly inspired his own artistic development. He began acquiring Japanese color woodcuts early in his career as an artist. The types of prints that feature most prominently among the many hundreds in Lyon's collection reflect the artist’s deep appreciation of the human figure and the expressive facial portrait. The vast majority of Japanese prints in the Lyon collection represent views of actors yakusha-e) and beautiful women (bijin-ga), and in particular the close-up, bust-length portraits of the same (okubi-e).

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