• The Eighth Month (<i>Hazuki</i> - 葉月) from the series <i>The Twelve Months</i> (<i>Jūnika tsuki no uchi</i> - 十二ヶつきのうち)
  • The courtesan Senju of the Izumiya (和泉屋内泉壽) from the series <i>Eight Views of the Shin-Yoshiwara</i> (Shin-Yoshiwara Hakkei - 新吉原八景) - <i>Returning Sails at San'yabori</i> (<i>San'yabori no kihan</i> - 三谷堀の帰帆)
  • Nakamura Utaemon III (中村歌右衛門) as Inanoya Hanbei (稲野屋半兵衛) in <i>Koina Hanbei Kuruwa Iroage</i> [小稲半兵廓色揚げ?]
  • Nakamura Nakazō I [中村仲蔵] in a kabuki role
  • The Fuji River gorge in snow  (雪中富士川之図)
  • Hinazuru of the Chōjiya (丁子屋雛鶴) from the series <i>Beauties of the Yoshiwara as Six Floral Immortals</i> (<i>Seirō bijin Rokkasen</i> - 青楼美人六花仙)
  • <i>Sanbasō</i> or <i>kyōgen</i> performer wearing a monkey mask
  • Nakamura Utaemon III as Jiraiya in the play <i>Yaemusubi Jiraiya Monogatari</i> [柵自来也談] (<i>The story of Jiraiya at the weir</i>) - left-hand panel of a diptych
  • Central panel of a triptych of the Naritasan Festival (<i>Naritasan kaichō sankei gunshū no zu</i> - 成田山開帳参詣群集図) with Ichikawa Kodanji IV, Onoe Kikugorō IV and Bandō Takesaburō II
  • Wakanoura Bay in Kii Province (紀伊和歌浦): from the series <i> Comparison of Renowned Sceneries and Beautiful Women</i> (<i>Honchō fūkei bijin kurabe</i> - 本朝風景美人競)

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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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