• Ichikawa Dannosuke III (市川団之助) on the left, Iwai Hanshirō V (岩井半四郎) in the center, and Segawa Kikunojō V (瀬川菊之丞) on the right - <i>onnagata</i> coming from or going to a women's bathhouse (女中湯) - 3 of 5 panels
  • Nakamura Shikan II (中村芝翫) from the series <i>Tōto Meisho</i> with <i>Ryogoku</i> in the background (東都名所 - 両国)
  • <i>Aizuri-e</i>: the Peasant class (Nō 農) from a series of the four estates <i>Mitate shinōkōshō</i> (無名: 見立士農工商)
  • Ichikawa Monnosuke III (市川門之助) as Akoya (あこや), a mother with her son, played by Onoe Matsusuke III (尾上松助) as Hiroi Yokichi - from the play <i>Ise heishi ume no Mitegura</i> [伊勢平氏額英幣] - right hand panel
  • Moon of Pure Snow Asano - Chikako the Filial Daughter (<i>Asanogawa seisetsu no tsuki</i> - <i>Kōjo Chikako</i> [孝女ちか子]), from the series <i>100 Aspects of The Moon</i> (<i>Tsuki hyaku sugata</i> - 月百姿)
  • 20th century copy of Hokusai's <i>Lake Suwa, Shinano Province</i> (<i>Shinsū suwa-ko</i> - 信州諏訪湖) from the series <i>Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji</i> (<i>Fugaku sanjūrokkei</i> - 富嶽三十六景)
  • Ichikawa Yaozō IV (市川八百蔵) as Omuraya Denbei (伝兵衛) and Iwai Kumesaburō I (岩井粂三郎) as the courtesan Oshun (おしゅん) in the play <i>Keisei byōbu ura</i>  ('A Courtesan: a folding screen and the seashore' - けいせい屏風浦)
  • Shozan (曙山), the poetry name of Sawamura Tanosuke III, from the series <i>Seven Popular Idols of the Present Day, a Parody of the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove</i> (<i>Chikurin shichikenjin no mitate</i> - 竹林七賢の見立, <i>Tōsei ryūkō shichi enjin</i> - 当時流光七艶人)  
  • 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)
  • Kataoka Nizaemon VII (片岡仁左衛門) in the role of Matsunaga Daizen (松永大膳) in the play <i>Gion Sairei Shinkōki</i> [祇園祭礼信仰記 - <i>The Gion Festival Chronicle of Faith</i>]

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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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