• Volume 4 of <i>Gaten Tsūkō</i> [画典通考]
  • Ichikawa Ebijūrō II (市川鰕十郎) in the role of Ume no Yoshibei (梅の由兵へ) in the play <i>Suda no Haru Geiko Katagi</i> [隅田春妓女客性]
  • Ichikawa Danjūrō IX (市川団十郎) as the female demon Uwanari (嫐) from the <i>18 Famous Plays</i>  [of the Ichikawa Clan] - Juhachiban - (十八番之内) in the series <i>One Hundred Roles of Ichikawa Danjūrō</i>  (市川団十郎演芸百番)
  • Seki Sanjūrō III (関三十郎) as Mikawaya no Giheiji no Obaa (三河町の義平次お婆ア) and Bandō Shūka I (坂東しうか) as Danshichi Okaji (団七お梶) on the left
  • Courtesans Oi (大井) and Koremitsu (?) of the Ebiya house (海老屋)
  • Front and back covers
  • Kataoka Gadō II (片岡我童) as Chishima Kanja Yoshihiro (千島冠者義広) in the play <i>Keisei Satsumagushi</i> [けいせい挟妻櫛] ('A Pledge of Affection and a Wife's Comb')
  • Shi Jin, the Nine Dragons (Kyūmonryū Shishin - 九紋龍支) struggling with the robber Chōkanko Chintatsu from the series <i>Mirror of Heroes of the Shuihuzhuan</i> (<i>Suikoden gōketsu kagami</i> - 水滸傳豪傑鏡)
  • Three beauties on their way to an assignation
  • Umbrella monster (<i>kasa-obake</i> 傘おばけ or <i>karakasa-obake</i> から傘おばけ) from the series Seven Changes: Arashi Sangorō III... (<i>Shichi Henge Sangorō</i> - 七変化嵐三五郎)

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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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