• Nakamura Shikan II as Narikoyama in the series 'Actors with Six Jewel Faces' (<i>Haiyū mutama-gao</i> - 俳優六玉顔)
  • Nakamura Utaemon III (三代目中村歌右衛門) as the outlaw Ishikawa Goemon (石川五右衛門)
  • Volume 3 of <i>A Record of the Benevolent Government at Ōgawa</i> (<i>Ōkawa Jinsei-roku</i>
 - 大川仁政録)
  • 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)
  • The Great Wave
  • Woman smoking, seated man writing and small boy holding tray
  • A fan print showing Ichikawa Danjūrō VII sitting before his mirror removing his makeup - <i>Tōsei rok'kasen</i> ('Six Choice Modern Flowers' - 當世六花撰)
  • The Syllable Wo (ヲ): the courtesan Nanasato (七里) of the Ebisugataya from the series <i>ABC Poems for Beautiful Courtesans</i> (<i>Bijin keisei iroha tanka</i>: 美人傾城いろはたん歌)
  • Straw horse (わら馬) set against a background with a <i>hō-ō</i> or phoenix decoration
  • A woman breast feeding a child while putting her hair up - from the series <i>Richly Colored Contemporary Fashions</i> (<i>Gokusaishiki jisei shitate</i> - 極彩色時世仕立)

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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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