• Tarō Yoshikado (太郎良門) in the ruins of a Taira palace; Princess Takiyasha (滝夜叉), Yoshikado's sister, is on the right - on the left are the spirits of Yasukata (安方) and his wife transformed into birds
  • Volume 2 of <i>A Record of the Benevolent Government at Ōgawa</i> <br>
(Ōkawa Jinsei-roku- 大川仁政録)
  • Volume 3 of <i>The Picture Book of the Journey to the West</i> (<i>Ehon Saiyūki</i> - 絵本西遊記)
  • Front and back covers
  • Osaka courtesans on parade
  • No. 3 (三) Warabi (蕨)i: Inuyama Dōsetsu (犬山道節) from the series<i> Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidō</i> (<i>Kisokaidō rokujūkyū tsugi no uchi</i> - 木曾街道六十九次之内)
  • Iwai Shijaku I (岩井紫若) as Shizukagozen (静御前) in <i>Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura</i> [義経千本桜]
  • Volume 5 of <i>Gaten Tsūkō</i> [画典通考]
  • The Cloth-fulling Jewel River in Settsu Province (<i>Settsu no kuni Tōi no Tamagawa</i> - 摂津国檮衣の玉川) from an 
untitled triptych series of <i>Six Jewel Rivers</i> (<i>Mu Tamagawa</i> - 六玉川)
  • Three long-tailed turtles (<i>minogame</i>  蓑亀 or みのがめ) with a message of felicitations - <i>kotobuki</i> (寿)

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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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