• View of Nissaka (<i>Nissaka no zu</i>: 日坂之圖) from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō Road (<i>Tōkaidō gojūsan tsugi no uchi</i>: 東海道五十三次之内)
  • San'enzan Zōjō-ji Temple (<i>San'enzan Zōjō-ji zu</i> - 三園山増上寺図) from the series <i>The Eastern Capital</i> (Tōto - 東都)
  • View of Miya (<i>Miya no zu</i>: 宮之図) 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)
  • Sawamura Tanosuke III (沢村田之助) as Princess Kinshōjo (錦少女) in <i>Kokusenya Kassen</i> (国性爺合戦) or <i>Battles of Coxinga</i> - center panel of three
  • An actor in the role of Nagoya Sanzaburō (名古屋山三郎) in the play <i>Keisei Toyama Zakura</i> (京成 富山 桜)
  • Actor portrait - possibly Mimasu Daigorō IV
  • Ōiso Station (<i>Ōiso eki</i> - 大磯駅) - Number 9 (九) of <i>53 Stations of the Tokaido</i> (東海道五十三次)
  • Chūjō-hime (中将姫) from the series <i>Mirror of Women of Wisdom and Courage</i> (<i>Kenyū fujo kagami</i> - 賢勇婦女鏡)
  • Volume 3 of <i>Gaten Tsūkō</i> [画典通考]
  • Ichikawa Danzō V (市川団蔵) as the hermit Inumura Daikaku Masanori (犬村大学礼儀) from the series  <i>Satomi ke Hakkenshi no hitori</i> (里見家八犬士の一人)

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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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