• Segawa Kikunojō III [瀬川菊之丞] as a woman crouching with a sword
  • Ōiso Station (<i>Ōiso eki</i> - 大磯駅) - Number 9 (九) of <i>53 Stations of the Tokaido</i> (東海道五十三次)
  • Volume 5 of <i>Gaten Tsūkō</i> [画典通考]
  • <i>Bijin</i> carrying a <i>janome-gasa</i> or snake's eye umbrella with 3 fan motifs, one with the Zodiac sign of the tiger - one panel of a triptych? - <i>Yayoi</i> (弥生), the 3rd month
  • Bandō Mitsugorō (坂東三津五郎) as (Ume) Yoshibei (由兵衛) from the play 'The Gion Festival Chronicle of Faith' (<i>Gion Sairei Shinkōki</i> - 祇園祭礼信仰記)
  • Ellipse
  • Nakamura Utaemon III (中村歌右衛門) as number three (三) from a series of 5 Chivalrous Men
  • Nakamura Utaemon III (中むら歌右ヱ門) as Lady Tamamo no Mae in the Dance of Nine Changes (<i>Kokono bake no uchi</i> - 九変化ノ内, <i>Tamamo no mae</i> - 玉藻ノ前) in the play <i>Yosete Arata ni Kokonobake</i>
  • Nakamura Fukusuke VII [七世中村福助] as Kuramae no Osome (蔵前のお染)
  • Arashi Kitsusaburō II (嵐橘三郎) as the hairdresser Tasuke and Arashi Koroku IV (嵐小六) as Yari no Gonza (鑓の権三) or 'Gonza the Spearman' in <i>Fushimikaido Uwasa no Akatsuki</i> (伏見街道噂暁月)

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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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