• Crows flying in a snowstorm
  • Nakamura Utaemon IV as Danshichi Kurobei (団七九郎兵衛) - left panel of a diptych
  • Bandō Jūtarō as Daifukuya Sōroku (大福屋宗六) in <i>Shima Date daishō</i>
  • The Eleventh Month (十一月), First Snowfall on the Day of the Rooster, the Tori-no-hi Festival (<i>Jūichigatsu, hatsuyuki, tori no hi</i> - 初雪酉の日): Aizome (相染) of the Ebiya (海老屋), from the series Annual Events in the New Yoshiwara (<i>Shin Yoshiwara nenjū gyōji</i> - 新吉原年中行事)
  • Bijin with an umbrella watching a bird in flight from the series <i>Annual Events and Customs in the Capital</i> (<i>Azuma fūzoku nenjū gyōji</i> - 東風俗年中行事) - the 4th Month (四月)
  • Siberian blue robin (<i>koruri</i>: 小瑠璃 - こるり) in flight
  • Volume 1 of <i>A Record of the Benevolent Government at Ōgawa</i> (<i>Ōkawa Jinsei-roku</i> - 大川仁政録)
  • Heroes led by a member of the Taira clan  (平家英...)
  • Onoe Tamizō II [尾上多見蔵] in the drama <i>Kamakura Sandaiki</i> or <i>Three Generations of Kamakura Shoguns</i> [鏡倉三代記]
  • Shiōren Sajima-no-kami Masataka (四王連左可馬頭政高), #29 (廿九) from the series <i>Heroes of the Great Peace</i> (<i>Taiheiki eiyūden</i> - 太平記英勇傳)

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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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