• Inuyama Dōsetsu Tadatomo (犬山道節忠知) from the series <i>The Eight Dog Heroes of the Master Author Old Kyokutei Bakin</i> (<i>Kyokutei-ō seicho Hakkenshi zui-ichi</i> - 曲亭翁精著八犬士随一) this the left-hand panel of a diptych
  • Jiang Shi (Kyō Shi 姜詩) from <i>Juxtaposed Pictures of Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety</i> (<i>Nijūshikō Mitate Awase</i> - 二十四孝見立画合) - #11
  • Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Onzōshi Ushiwaka (御曹子牛若) fighting with Nakamura Fukusuke I as Musashibō Benkei ( 武蔵坊弁慶) on Gojō Bridge [五条橋]
  • Front and back covers
  • View of Kanagawa (<i>Kanagawa no zu</i>: 神奈川之図) from the chuban series Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō Road (<i>Tōkaidō gojūsan tsugi no uchi</i>: 東海道五十三次之内)
  • <i>Genji</i> Chapter 15: 'Wasteland' (<i>Yomogyū</i> - 蓬生) from the series <i>Japanese and Chinese Comparisons for the Chapters of Genji</i> (<i>Wakan nazorae Genji</i> - 和漢准源氏)
  • 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)
  • The Hour of the Dog, Fifth Hour of the Night (<i>Inu no koku</i> - 戌ノ刻, <i>Yoru itsutsu</i> - 夜五ツ) from the series <i>Yoshiwara Clock</i> (<i>Yoshiwara-tokei</i> - 吉原時計)
  • Arashi Rikan II (嵐璃寛) as Kowari Dennai (小割伝内) / Miyamoto Musashi in the play 'Honobonoto Ura no Asagiri' (Daybreak hidden on the bay by morning fog) - [仏暁浦朝霧]

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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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