• Onoe Kikugorō III (尾上菊五郎) as the ghost of Kasane in the play Kasane kiku Kinugawa-zome (かさね菊絹川染)
  • Shunga with peeping Toms
  • Two <i>bijin</i> traveling aboard a boat in winter
  • Ghost of Ōkyo (<i>Ōkyo no Yūrei</i> - 応挙の幽霊) from the series Yoshitoshi drawings (<i>Yoshitoshi ryakuga</i> - 芳年略画)
  • Bandō Shinsui V (坂東薪水) as An no Heibei (安ノ平兵衛) an <i>otokodate</i> [男伊達] from series of 5 actors with umbrellas
  • Rendition of Chapter 37 of the <i>Nise Murasaki inaka Genji</i> (偐紫田舎源氏)
  • Ōtomo no Kuronushi (大伴黒主) from the series 'Modern Children as the Six Poetic Immortals' - <i>Tōsei kodomo rokkasen</i> (当世子供六歌仙)
  • Sawamura Tanosuke III (沢村田之助) as  Shiranui Tarō (しらぬひ太郎), number two from an untitled set of ten prints of <i>otokodate</i>
  • Onoe Kikugurō VII (より七世尾上菊五郎) as Kirare Yosaburō (切られ与三郎)  from the play <i>Yowa Nasake Ukina no Yokogushi</i> (与話情浮名横櫛)
  • Yoshitsune's ship attacked by ghosts of the Taira warriors at Daimotsu Bay - 大物浦平家の亡霊

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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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