• <i>Ōtsu Pictures for the Times: A Rare Thing You've Been Waiting For</i> (<i>Tokini Ōtsu-e kitai no maremono</i> - 流行逢都絵希代稀物)
  • After the bath
  • 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)
  • Wakaume (若梅) of the Tamaya (玉屋) in Edo-machi itchōme (江戸町壱丁目), <i>kamuro</i> Mumeno (むめの) and Iroka (いろか)  (<i>Edo-machi itchōme, Tamaya uchi Wakaume Mumeno Iroka</i>)
  • <i>Harimaze</i>: Kunisada of the Rustic Genji with a princess on top; Kuniyoshi of a man carrying the Buddha across a river in the lower left; Hiroshige of an old woman serving tea in the lower right
  • Nakamura Utaemon III (中村歌右衛門) as Ishikawa Goemon (石川五右衛門) at <i>The Battle of Okehazama</i> (<i>Okehazama Gassen</i> - 桶狭間合戦)
  • Woman reading a letter from the series <i>Board Game of the Floating World</i> (<i>Ukiyo jūroku musashi</i> - 浮世十六むさし)
  • Volume from <i>Picture Book of the Taikoki</i> (Ehon Taikoki 絵本太閤記)
  • Ishikawa Sōsuke Sadatomo (石川荘助貞和), #27 from the series <i>Heroes of the Great Peace</i> (<i>Taiheiki eiyūden</i> - 太平記英勇傳)
  • View of Hodogaya (<i>Hodogaya no zu</i>: 保土ヶ谷図) 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)

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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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