• Ichikawa Ebizō VI as Namazu Bōzu in front of Danjūrō VII's portrait
  • <i>Kyōgen jōruri</i> opening  - Nakamura Fukusuke IV (中村福助), the woman on the far right - Onoe Ushinosuke II (尾上丑之助) is the skeleton next to her - Onoe Kikugorō V (尾上菊五郎) is the man on stilts - Onoe Eizaburō V (尾上栄三郎) is the woman in the pink dress on the left
  • View of Ishibe (<i>Ishibe no zu</i>: 石部之圖) 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)
  • Shimosuwa (下諏訪): Yaegaki-hime (八重垣姫) 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)
  • Two courtesans seated on wooden steps
  • Backbend (<i>Ebizori</i>)
  • Volume 1 of <i>Gaten Tsūkō</i> [画典通考]
  • Ichiro's Picture Album (Ichiro gafu  一老画譜)
  • Akushichibyōe Kagekiyo (悪七兵衛景清) - Evening Bell at Tōdai-ji (<i>Tōdai-ji banshō</i> - 東大寺晩鐘) from the series 
<i>Eight Views of Military Brilliance</i> (<i>Yōbu hakkei</i> - 燿武八景)
  • Amorous couple with the moon and a love letter 'Secret Conversations with Courtesans' (<i>Keisei higo</i> - 契情秘語)

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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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