• Showering Flower Petals (<i>Hana bira ame</i> - 花の雨)
  • The Interesting Type (<i>Omoshiroki sō</i>),<br>
from the series <i>Ten Types in the Physiognomic Study of Women </i><br>
(Fujin sōgaku juttai - 婦人相学十躰 面白キ相)
  • Ichiro's Picture Album (Ichiro gafu  一老画譜)
  • Arashi Kichisaburō II (嵐吉三郎) as Tsukimoto Hajimenosuke (月本始之助)
  • <i>Aizuri-e</i> of a <i>bijin</i> reaching up to grab a branch of a flowering cherry tree, from the series <i>Beauties of the Latest Fashion Compared with the Beauty of Flowers</i> (<i>Tōsei bijin hana-awase</i> - 當世美人花合)
  • A High-Ranking Courtesan: New Yoshiwara (Shin-yoshiwara - 新吉原) from the series <i>Famous Places of Edo</i> (Edo meishō - 江戸名所)
  • 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)
  • Nakamura Utaemon III (中村歌右衛門) in <i>His Last Appearance as Gotōbei</i> (五斗兵衛) from the series <i>Hits of a Lifetime of Kyōgen</i>  (<i>Issei ichidai atari kyōgen</i> - 一世一代当狂言)
  • View of Fujisawa (<i>Fujisawa no zu</i>: 藤沢図) 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)
  • Kong Ming, the Comet (Mōtōsei Kōmei - 毛頭星孔明) from the series <i>One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Shuihuzhuan</i> (<i>Tsūzoku Suikoden gōketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori</i> - 通俗水滸伝豪傑百八人之一個)

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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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