• Volume 3 of <i>Gaten Tsūkō</i> [画典通考]
  • Volume 5 of <i>Gaten Tsūkō</i> [画典通考]
  • Arashi Rikan II as Chinzei Hachirō Tametomo and Iwai Shijaku I as Neiwanjo [ねいわん女] in the play <i>Shimameguri Tsuki no Yumihari</i> [嶋巡月弓張]
  • View of Ishibe (<i>Ishibe no zu</i>: 石部之圖) 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)
  • Segawa Kikunojo II in the Stone Wall (Shakkyō 石橋)  lion dance.
  • An oiran from the series <i>Popular Flute Tunes and Pictures of Women</i> (<i>Fūryū chōshi fue</i> - 風流調子婦絵: 二上り)
  • Picture of Fireworks at Ryōgoku Bridge (<i>Ryōgoku hanabi no zu</i> - 両 国花火之図) - lower half of a six panel composition
  • Ichikawa Danjūrō VII (市川團十郎) as Genta Jūsaburō in an unidentified play
  • Bandō Hikosaburō IV (坂東彦三郎) as a ghost and Onoe Eizaburō III (尾上栄三郎) as a cowering princess - from the play <i>Tsumaga Gasane Sugata no Hana Kurabe</i> (嬲容顔花競 -つまがさねすがたのはなくらべ)
  •  Shore battle between Taira no Atsumori and Kumagi Naozane

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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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