• View of Shimada (<i>Shimada no zu</i>: 嶋田ノ図) 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)
  • Number Three: In the Shade of a Tree (<i>San konoshitakage</i> - 三  木下蔭) from the series <i>Famous Horses</i> (<i>Meiba zoroe</i> - 名馬揃)
  • Segawa Kikunojō III [瀬川菊之丞] as Chōkichi [長吉] in the play <i>Sumida no haru geisha katagi</i> (隅田春妓女容性)
  • The Style of a Daimyō's Maid: Ueno (上野 <i>Ueno goten fū</i>) from the series <i>Edo Meisho</i> (<i>Famous Places of Edo</i> - 江戸名所) - <i>surimono</i>-like
  • Irises stencil print from a set of 12 entitled 'Egoyomi Calendar Pictures' (絵暦拾弐帖)
  • <i>Tanabata</i> (七夕) from the series of the Five Festivals (<i>Go sekku</i> - 五節句), the Seventh Month (文月)
  • Nakamura Shikan II (中村芝翫) as a figure wearing a robe decorated with crabs
  • Yoshitsune and his twenty one retainers on a ship (<i>Yoshitsune no kenin ikki-tosen no niju-ikki no zu</i> - 義経之家人一騎当千廾一騎之図)
  • Shimosuwa (下諏訪): Yaegaki-hime (八重垣姫) from the series <i>Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidō Road </i>(<i>Kisokaidō rokujūkyū tsugi no uchi</i> - 木曾街道六十九次之内)
  • Yang Xiong, the Pallid One, (Byōkansaku Yōyū - 病関索楊雄) from the series <i>The Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Suikoden</i> (<i>Tsūzoku Suikoden gōketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori</i> - 通俗水滸伝豪傑百八人之一個)

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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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