• Hinazuru of the Chōjiya (丁子屋雛鶴) from the series <i>Beauties of the Yoshiwara as Six Floral Immortals</i> (<i>Seirō bijin Rokkasen</i> - 青楼美人六花仙)
  • Imaginary performance with actors in the roles of Sadatō's wife (<i>tsuma</i>) Sodehagi (貞任妻袖萩) played by Bandō Shūka I  on the right, Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII as Abe Sadatō (阿部貞任) in the center, Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Hachiman Tarō Yoshiie (八幡太郎義家) on the left and with a supporting cast in  lion, tiger and elephant  costumes
  • Lovers standing on a pier embracing in the moonlight
  • No. 22 Odai (小田井): Teranishi Kanshin (寺西閑心) 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)
  • Shimōsa Province (下総): Kasane and Yoemon (与右衛門) from the series <i>The Sixty-odd Provinces of Great Japan</i> (<i>Dai Nihon rokujūyoshū no uchi</i> - 大日本六十餘州之内) 
  • Quail
  • The Seacoast at Kubota in Awa Province (<i>Bōshū Kubota no kaigan</i> - 房洲保田ノ海岸) from the series <i>Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji</i> (<i>Fuji sanjūrokkei</i> - 富士三十六景)
  • View of Fujikawa (<i>Fujikawa no zu</i>: 藤川ノ図) 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)
  • Taishun (大舜) cultivating the land with the help of an elephant - from the series <i>24 Paragons of Filial Piety</i> (廿四孝ノ内)
  • 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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