• Sumō bout between Tanikaze (<i>Nishi Tanikaze</i> 西 谷風) and Onogawa (<i>Azuma Onogawa</i> - 東 小野川)
  • Sumo Wrestler
  • The Killing of Ten (Jūban kiri - 十番切): Soga Gorō Tokimune (曽我五郎時宗)  and Gosho no Gorōmaru Shigemune (御所五郎丸重宗)
  • Volume 3 of <i>Gaten Tsūkō</i> [画典通考]
  • Volume from <i>Picture Book of the Taikoki</i> (Ehon Taikoki 絵本太閤記)
  • Yamatoya Baiga (大和屋梅我) at Chidori no Tamagawa (千鳥の玉川) in Mutsu Province from the series 'Actors with Six Jewel Faces' (<i>Haiyū mutama-gao</i> - 俳優六玉顔)
  • <i>Three-stringed Shamisen</i> (三すじ) from the series Modern Fashions (<i>Imasugata</i> - いま姿)
  • Sumō wrestler Unryū (雲龍) from the series <i>Sumō hanei tamari iri no zu</i> (相撲繁栄溜り入の図) or 'Pictures of Famous Sumō Wrestlers Waiting for Their Match'
  • A traveling <i>bijin</i> on horseback pausing for a smoke

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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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