• Bandō Hikosaburō V (坂東彦三郎) as Gengobei (源五兵衛) in the play <i>Drawing a crowd for the chorus in the two theaters</i> (<i>Koe mo Sorou Ryōza no Ōyose</i> - 音揃成両勘大寄) - the center panel of a triptych
  • Willow and Bats
  • Heron Maiden (<i>Sagi Musume</i> - 鷺娘)
  • Stories of Chivalrous People of Loyalty and Courage (<i>Kyōkaku giyūden</i> - 俠客義勇傅) - <i>Hotei Ichiemon</i>  (布袋市右衛門)
  • Death of Buddha - the <i>'Nehanzō</i> [涅槃像]
  • No. 2 Itabashi (板橋): Inuzuka Shino (犬塚信乃) with Hikiroku (蟇六), Samojirō (左母二郎), and Dotarō (土太郎), 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)
  • Kidōmaru (鬼童丸) and the <i>Tengu</i>
  • Matsumoto Kōshirō VII as Benkei
  • (R) Onoe Kikugorō III (三代目尾上菊五郎) as Sakuramaru ( 桜 丸 ) and (L) Fujikawa Tomokichi II (二代目藤川友吉) as Sakuramaru’s wife nyōbō Yae (女房八重) in <i>Sugawara denju tenarai kagami</i> (<i>Mirror of learning & transmitting Sugawara's secrets of calligraphy</i>: 菅原伝授手習鑑)
  • No. 24 Shionada (塩名田): Torii Matasuke (鳥井又助), from the series Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidō Road (<i>Kisokaidō rokujūkyū tsugi no uchi</i> - 木曾街道六十九次之内)

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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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