• Chapter 12 (<i>ehon</i>) cover from the <i>Hokusetsu bidan jidai kagami</i> ('Uplifting Tale of Northern Snows' Mirror of the Ages - 北雪美談時代加々見)
  • Lovers on boat
  • After the bath - left panel of a triptych
  • Wife of Kawase (Kawase sore no tsuma - 河瀬某の妻), No. 18 (第十八) from the Yamato Newspaper series <i>Biographies of People Today</i> (<i>Kinsei Jimbutsu Shi</i> - 近世人物誌)
  • Yamatoya Baiga (大和屋梅我) at Chidori no Tamagawa (千鳥の玉川) in Mutsu Province from the series 'Actors with Six Jewel Faces' (<i>Haiyū mutama-gao</i> - 俳優六玉顔)
  • From the series Bravery Matched with the Twelve (Zodiac) Signs: (Buyū mitate jūnishi - 武勇見立十二支) Rat (子) and Raigo (頼豪)
  • Ishikawa Sōsuke Sadatomo (石川荘助貞和), #27 from the series <i>Heroes of the Great Peace</i> (<i>Taiheiki eiyūden</i> - 太平記英勇傳)
  • Ōtomo no Kuronushi (大伴黒主) from the series 'Modern Children as the Six Poetic Immortals' - <i>Tōsei kodomo rokkasen</i> (当世子供六歌仙)
  • Triptych of Mitsuuji with two <i>bijin</i> near cherry blossoms - a Rustic Genji theme - possible titile: <i>Hanasakari</i> or 'Cherry blossoms at their best at Ueno' (花さか里)
  • Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII (八代目市川団十郎) as Soga Goro Takimune (曽我五郎時宗) on the right and Ichimura Takenojō V as Soga Juro Sukenari (曽我十郎祐成) on the left - the center and right panels of a triptych

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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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