• Ichikawa Ebizō V (市川海老蔵) as Higuchi Jirō (桶口次郎) in the play <i>Hiragana seisuki</i> [ひらかな盛衰記]
  • Ichikawa Monnosuke III (市川門之助) as Akoya (あこや), a mother with her son, played by Onoe Matsusuke III (尾上松助) as Hiroi Yokichi - from the play <i>Ise heishi ume no Mitegura</i> [伊勢平氏額英幣] - right hand panel
  • <i>Ōtsu Pictures for the Times: A Rare Thing You've Been Waiting For</i> (<i>Tokini Ōtsu-e kitai no maremono</i> - 流行逢都絵希代稀物)
  • Nanba Rokurō Tsunetō (難波六郎) at Nunobiki Falls
  • The Flute -  Matsumoto Kinshō I as Sumiyoshi no reijin Fujitarō (住吉の住人富士太郎) on the left, Nakamura Utaemon IV as Asama Saemon (浅間左エ門) in the center, and Onoe Baikō IV [尾上梅幸] as Umegae (梅ヶ枝) on the right from the play <i>Fukujukai Muryō Denki</i> (福聚海駒量伝記)
  • Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII as Musashibō Benkei (武蔵坊弁慶) and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Minamoto Ushiwakamaru (源牛若丸) in <i>Shiki utsushi tosa-e no futsutsuka</i> (四季写士佐画拙)
  • Onoe Shōroku II (尾上松緑) as Danshichi (団七) Kurobei in the play <i>Natsumatsuri Naniwa Kagami</i> - Number 12 from the series <i>Flowers of Contemporary Theatre</i> (現代舞台芸花 - <i>Gendai butai geika</i>)
  • Onoe Fujaku III (尾上芙雀) as Minamoto no Yorimasa (源三位頼政) in <i>The Story of Yorimasa and the Nue</i> 
(<i>Yorimasa Nue Monogatari</i> [頼政鵺物語])
  • <i>Bijin</i> playing with cat
  • Seated woman with a pipe

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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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