• <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)
  • Matsumoto Kōshirō V (松本幸四郎) as the ghost of Akushichbyōei Kagekiyo (悪七兵衛景清) reflected in a mirror from the series <i>Modern Mirror of Actors</i> (<i>Yakusha Tosei Kagami</i> - 役者當世鏡)
  • Heron Maiden (<i>Sagi Musume</i> - 鷺娘)
  • Ichikawa Kodanji IV (市川小団次) as  Kurotegumi no Sukeroku <br>
(黒手組ノ助六) - left panel of a diptych
  • Ichikawa Danjuro IX (九代目市川團十郎)
  • Modern <i>kabuki</i> playbill
  • Kataoka Ichizō I (片岡市蔵) as Tetsugatake (鉄ヶだけ) in the play <i>Sekitori sen ryō nobori</i> (関取千両幟)
  • Nihonbashi Bridge and Edobashi Bridge (<i>Nihonbashi Edobashi</i> - 日本橋江戸ばし) from the series <i>One Hundred Famous Views of Edo</i> (<i>Meisho Edo hyakkei</i> - 名所江戸百景)
  • From the series Bravery Matched with the Twelve (Zodiac) Signs: (<i>Buyū mitate jūnishi</i> - 武勇見立十二支) Dog (戌) and Hata Rokurozaemon  (畑六郎左衛門)
  • Kameyama (亀山): Woman Dreaming of Omatsu (おまつ), Gennojō (源之丞), and Sodesuke (袖助) from the series <i>Fifty-three Pairings for the Tōkaidō Road</i> (<i>Tōkaidō gojūsan tsui</i> - 東海道五十三対)

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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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