• 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)
  • View of Futakawa (<i>Futakawa no zu</i>: 二川之図) from the chuban series Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō Road (<i>Tōkaidō gojūsan tsugi no uchi</i>: 東海道五十三次之内)
  • Bandō Hikosaburō V (坂東彦三郎) as Nezumi Kozō Jirokichi (鼠子僧次郎吉) from the series <i>Mirror of Demonic People, Good and Evil</i> (<i>Zen'aku kijin kagami</i> - 善悪鬼人鏡)
  • Wakamurasaki (若紫): No. 5, Lavender from the series <i>Ukiyo-e Parallels for the Cloudy Chapters of the Tale of Genji</i> 
(<i>Genji kumo ukiyoe awase</i> - 源氏雲浮世絵合)
  • Sawamura Sōjūrō V as Teranishi Kanshin (寺西閑心) on the left, Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Inabanosuke (因幡之助) in the center, and Onoe Kikugorō III as Usugomo with the cat-gost Okabe on the right in <i>The Lifetime of Onoe Kikugorō III</i> (<i>Onoe Kikugorō ichidai banashi</i> - 尾上梅寿一代噺)
  • Volume 5 of <i>Gaten Tsūkō</i> [画典通考]
  • Katō Kiyomasa, a vassal of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, killing a tiger
  • Kidōmaru (鬼童丸) and the <i>Tengu</i>
  • 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)
  • Scene from the <i>noh</i> play, <i>The Chrysanthemum Boy</i> (<i>Kikujidō/Makurajidō</i> - 菊慈童)

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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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