• Inuta Kobungo Yasuyori [犬田小文吾忬順] with the child Inue Shimbei Masashi (犬江親兵衛仁) fending off an attack -  from the series <i>The One and Only Eight Dog History of Old Kyokutei, Best of Refined Authors</i> (<i>Kyokutei-ō seicho Hakkenshi zui-ichi</i> - 曲亭翁精著八犬士随一)
  • Nakamura Utaemon IV (中村歌右衛門) as Kitsune Tadanobu (狐忠信) from the series <i>A Parody of the 12 Months</i> (見立十二ヶ月之中二月) - the Second Month
  • The Ide Jewel River in Yamashiro Province (<i>Yamashiro no kuni Ide no Tamagawa</i> - 山城国井出の玉川) from an untitled triptych series of <i>Six Jewel Rivers</i> (<i>Mu Tamagawa</i> -  六玉川)
  • The far left panels of a four panel composition: Nakamura Tomijūrō II (中村富十郎) as Gion Okaji (ぎおんおかじ) and Bandō Jūtarō I (坂東寿太郎) as Saitō Kuranosuke (斎藤蔵之助) - these are the two left panels of a tetraptych - from the play <i>Keisei chigogafuchi</i>  (The Chigogafuchi Pool - けいせい稚児淵)
  • Woman accompanying a child on horseback with a view of Mount Fuji in the distance - probably the central panel of a triptych
  • Keyblock for Fabric Pattern Series - two sides with contemporary proof
  • <i>The Pride of Edo Seen in a Collection of Courtesans</i> (江戸自慢全盛揃) - Hanaōgi (花扇) on the right, Tsukasa (つかさ)  in the center, Akome (あこめ) on the left - all of the Ōgi house (扇屋内)
  • 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)
  • Soganoya Gorō and Choroku in <i>Hizakurige</i> from the series <i>Portraits of Male Actors in Various Roles</i>
  • 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)

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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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