• The Second Month (<i>Kisaragi</i> - 如月) from the series <i>The Twelve Months</i> (Jūnika tsuki no uchi - 十二ヶ月の内)
  • Seated woman with a pipe
  • The Style of a Daimyō's Maid: Ueno (上野 <i>Ueno goten fū</i>) from the series <i>Edo Meisho</i> (<i>Famous Places of Edo</i> - 江戸名所) - <i>surimono</i>-like
  • Ōtani Tomoemon V (大谷友右衛門) as Ono Sadakurō (斧定九郎) from the series <i>32 Examples of Good and Evil</i> (<i>Zen-aku sanjunisō</i> - 善悪三十二艸)
  • Ichimura Uzaemon XIII (市村羽左衛門) as Sashichi of Kiyotaki (<i>Kiyotaki no Sashichi</i> - 清滝の佐七) from the series <i>A Modern Shuihuzhuan</i> (<i>Kinsei Suikoden</i> - 近世水滸伝)
  • The maidservant Hatsu-jo (婢初女) from the series <i>Stories of Wise and Virtuous Women </i>(<i>Kenjo reppu den</i> - 賢女烈婦傳)
  • Umbrella monster (<i>kasa-obake</i> 傘おばけ or <i>karakasa-obake</i> から傘おばけ) from the series Seven Changes: Arashi Sangorō III... (<i>Shichi Henge Sangorō</i> - 七変化嵐三五郎)
  • Arashi Rikaku II (二代目嵐璃珏) as a <i>Sanbasō</i> marionette (<i>ayatsuri Sanbasō</i> - あやつり三番叟) from the dance play <i>Yanagi no Ito Hiku ya Gohiiki</i> [柳糸引御摂]
  • <i>Clearing Weather at Horikawa</i> (<i>Horikawa seiran</i> - 堀川晴嵐): Eda Genzō (江田源蔵) from the series <i>Eight Views of Military Brilliance</i> (<i>Yōbu hakkei</i> - 燿武八景)
  • Sasai Ukon Masanao (笹井右近尚直 - actually Sakai Ukon Masanao [坂井右近政尚]) from the series <i>Heroes of the Great Peace</i> (<i>Taiheiki eiyūden</i> - 太平記英勇傳)

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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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