• Gushi /Yu Ki (楚項羽妻 虞氏) from the series <i>Military Tales of the Han and Chu</i> (<i>Kan so gundan</i> - 漢楚軍談)
  • Three panels from the series Cherry Blossoms at Night in the New Yoshiwara (<i>Shin Yoshiwara yozakura</i> - 新吉原夜桜)
  • <i>The Five Chivalrous Commoners in Summer Kimono</i> (<i>Gonin otoko soroi no yukata</i> - 五人男揃浴衣) - four of these panels shown here
  • Ichikawa Denzō I (市川傳蔵) as Ōboshi Rikiya (大ぼし力弥) in Kanadehon Chūshingura ['Copybook of the Treasury of Loyal Retainers': 仮名手本忠臣蔵]
  • View of Kawasaki (<i>Kawasaki no zu</i>: 川崎之図) 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)
  • Volume 3 of <i>The Picture Book of the Journey to the West</i> (<i>Ehon Saiyūki</i> - 絵本西遊記)
  • Siberian blue robin (<i>koruri</i>: 小瑠璃 - こるり) in flight
  • Onoe Kikugorō III (三代目尾上菊五郎) as the ghost of Oiwa (お岩亡霊) in <i>Yotsuya Kaidan</i> (四谷怪談)
  • Bandō Tamasaburō V as Komurasaki of the Miura house in the play <i>Sono Kouta Yume mo Yoshiwara</i> [其小唄夢廓]
  • Woman with baby climbing out of bathtub (子供を抱いて風呂から上がる女)

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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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