• View of Shimada (<i>Shimada no zu</i>: 嶋田ノ図) 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)
  • The Cloth-fulling Jewel River in Settsu Province (<i>Settsu no kuni Tōi no Tamagawa</i> - 摂津国檮衣の玉川) from an 
untitled triptych series of the 'Six Jewel Rivers' (<i>Mu Tamagawa</i> - 六玉川)  
  • Onoe Tamizō II (二代目尾上多見蔵) as both Kajiwara Genta [梶原源太] and as a fisherman from the play <i>Hatsuharu no Kotobuki Iwau Kokonobake</i> 初春寿九化 - (A Dance of Nine Changes - 九之化之内)
  • Volume 1 of <i>Gaten Tsūkō</i> [画典通考]
  • Nakamura Fukusuke I (中村福助) as Danshichi Kurobei (團七九郎兵衛) from the series <i>Matches for Thirty-six Selected Poems </i>(<i>Mitate sanjūrokkusen</i> - 見立三十六句撰) - the inset at the upper left is by Miyagi Gengyo  
  • View of Futakawa (<i>Futakawa no zu</i>: 二川之図) 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)
  • <i>Shini-e</i> of two actor mourners grieving the loss of a Ichikawa Ebizō V (?)
  • Volume 3 of <i>Gaten Tsūkō</i> [画典通考]
  • 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)
  • 3:00 AM (<i>Gozen sanji</i> - 午前三時) from the series <i>Scenes of the twenty-four hours parodied</i> (<i>Mitate chūya nijūoji no uchi</i> - 見立昼夜廿四時之内)

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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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