• Go Mō (呉猛) and Tei Ran (丁蘭) from the series <i> The Twenty-four Chinese Paragons of Filial Piety</i> (<i>Morokoshi nijūshi-kō</i> - 唐土廾四孝)
  • The deluxe <i>shunga</i> album, <i>Ama no Ukibashi</i>, 'The Floating Bridge of Heaven' [天浮橋]
  • Ichiro's Picture Album (Ichiro gafu  一老画譜)
  • Bandō Jutarō I as Inuzuka Keno Tanetomo in <i>Satomi ke Hakkenshi no hitori</i> (里見家八犬士の一人)
  • Farm wives relaxing (<i>Ikou nōfu</i> - 憩う農婦)
  • Ehon: <i>In Praise of Love in All Four Seasons</i> (<i>Shunka shūtō</i> - 春夏秋冬 - Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter: <i>Shiki no nagame</i> - 色の詠) - volume 2 of a 4 volume set
  • Volume 1 of <i>Gaten Tsūkō</i> [画典通考]
  • The Great Wave
  • Nakamura Komanosuke V (中村駒之助) as Kainosuke (甲斐之助) on the right and Nakamura Jakuemon I (中村雀右衛門) as Komakine Hachirō (駒木根八郎) to his left, in <i>Irokurabe Aki no Nanakusa</i> (色競秋七草)
  • Nakamura Nakazō I [中村仲蔵] in a kabuki role

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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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