• Scene from <i>Shikake-sode Ukina no Kaemon</i> [仕掛袖浮名替紋] with Iwai Hanshirō V (岩井半四郎) as the geisha Kohina (芸者小雛) in the center, Segawa Kikunojō V (瀬川菊之丞) as Onna-tayu Omine on the left, and Bandō Mitsugorō III (坂東三津五郎) as Inanoya Hanbei on the right
  • Ichikawa Ebijūrō I (市川鰕十郎) as Koshina Danjō (越名弾正) and Nakayama Yoshio I (中山よしを) as Koshina's wife Irie (Koshina tsuma Irie -女房入江)
  • Samawura Gennosuke I (澤村源之助) in the role of Miuranosuke Yoshiaki (三浦之介義明) in the play <i>Kamakura sandaiki</i> or <i>Three Generations of Kamakura Shoguns</i> - 鎌倉三代記
  • Ichikawa Yaozō IV (市川八百蔵) as Omuraya Denbei (伝兵衛) and Iwai Kumesaburō I (岩井粂三郎) as the courtesan Oshun (おしゅん) in the play <i>Keisei byōbu ura</i>  (A Courtesan: a folding screen and the seashore) (けいせい屏風浦)
  • The deluxe <i>shunga</i> album, <i>Ama no Ukibashi</i>, 'The Floating Bridge of Heaven' [天浮橋]
  • Shishi (Lions) and Peonies
  • Aizuri-e - a <i>bijin</i> stands before a large plant of chrysanthemums from the series <i>Beauties of the Latest Fashion Compared with the Beauty of Flowers</i> (Tōsei bijin hana-awase - 當世美人花合)
  • View of Numazu (<i>Numazu no zu</i>: 沼津図) 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)
  • Tiny ōkubi-e
  • Nakamura Fukusuke VII [七世中村福助] as Kuramae no Osome (蔵前のお染)

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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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