• Wakanoura Bay in Kii Province (紀伊和歌浦): from the series <i> Comparison of Renowned Sceneries and Beautiful Women</i> (<i>Honchō fūkei bijin kurabe</i> - 本朝風景美人競)
  • Ichikawa Denzō I (市川傳蔵) as Ōboshi Rikiya (大ぼし力弥) in Kanadehon Chūshingura ['Copybook of the Treasury of Loyal Retainers': 仮名手本忠臣蔵]
  • Yabuhara (薮原): #36, Sue Harukata (陶晴賢) from the series <i>Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidō Road</i> (<i>Kisokaidō rokujūkyū tsugi no uchi</i> - 木曾街道六十九次之内)
  • Streetwalker (<i>Tsujigimi</i> - 辻君) from the series <i>Comparison of Present-day Beauties</i> (<i>Jisei bijin kurabe</i> - 時世美人競)
  • Bandō Shūka I (坂東しうか) as Seigen ama (清玄尼) and Nakayama Bungorō II (中山文五郎) as the yakko Yodohira (奴淀平) from an untitled series of paired actors on poem slips (<i>tanzaku</i>)
  • View of Ejiri (<i>Ejiri no zu</i>: 江尻之図) 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)
  • Volume 1 of <i>A Record of the Benevolent Government at Ōgawa</i> (<i>Ōkawa Jinsei-roku</i> - 大川仁政録)
  • Chapter 4 - from the series <i>Lingering Sentiments of a Late Collection of Genji</i> (<i>Genji goshū yojō</i> - 源氏後集余情): -  <i>Suetsumuhana</i> (The Safflower - 末摘花) - left panel of a pair
  • A beauty adjusting her makeup (化粧) from the series "Types of the Floating World Seen Through a Physiognomist's Glass" (<i>Ukiyo jinsei tengankiyō</i> - 浮世人精天眼鏡)
  • Matsumoto Kōshirō V (松本幸四郎) as the ghost of Akushichbyōei Kagekiyo (悪七兵衛景清) reflected in a mirror from the series <i>Modern Mirror of Actors</i> (<i>Yakusha Tosei Kagami</i> - 役者當世鏡)

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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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