• Bandō Shūka I (初代坂東しうか) as the geisha Gaku no Kosan (げひしやがくの小さん) and Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII (八代目市川団十郎) as Tobi-no-mono Omatsuri Kingorō (鳶の者於祭の金五良) - from an untitled series
  • <i>Kappazuri-e</i>: from right to left a member of the Asao clan (浅尾奥治?); Ichikawa Omezō I (市川男女蔵); Kataoka Ichizō I (片岡市蔵?); Sawamura Gennosuke I (澤村源之助);  a member of the Matsui clan (松???); a member of the Nakayama Monjūrō (中山紋十郎) ; and Arashi Sankatsu (嵐三勝) in the female role
  • Illustrated book on warriors volumes 1 & 3 of 3 bound in one (attributed to Okamoto Masafusa [岡本昌房])
  • 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
  • Rain (<i>Ame</i> - 雨)
  • Unidentified <i>ehon</i> diptych
  • Fuji from Honsen (豊年の富士) from the series Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji (富士三十六景)
  • Arashi Koroku IV (あらし小六) as Omiwa [おみわ] at the base of a flight of stairs - probably the left-hand panel of a diptych from the play <i>Imoseyama Onna Teikin</i>[妹背山婦女庭訓 - <i>Mount Imo and Mount Se:An Exemplary Tale of Womanly</i>]
  • Nakamura Fukusuke I as Tadanobu, the fox representing the first two months of the year
  • Iwami Jūtarō Hōsuke (岩見重太郎包輔) from the series<i> Tales of the Floating World in Eastern Brocade </i>(<i>Azuma nishiki ukiyo kōdan</i> - 東錦浮世稿談)

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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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