• Egara no Heita [荘栖の平太] slaying the giant <i>uwabami</i> or python [蟒蛇]
  • Asao Takumi I (浅尾内匠) as Naosuke Gonbei (直介権兵へ) and Ichikawa Sukejūrō IV (市川助十郎)  as Hamiya Iemon (羽宮伊右衛門) on the right, and Onoe Kikugorō III (尾上菊五郎) as Satō Yomoshichi (佐藤与茂七) on the left in the play <i>Azumakaido Yotsuya Kaidan</i>
  • Falcon on Pine at Sunrise (松に鷹日の出)
  • View of Futakawa (<i>Futakawa no zu</i>: 二川之図) 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)
  • Matsuida (松井田): Yamauba (山姥) and Matsui Tamijirō (松井民次郎) 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)
  • View of Kanbara (<i>Kanbara no zu</i>: 蒲原図) 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)
  • Volume 1 of <i>A Record of the Benevolent Government at Ōgawa</i> (<i>Ōkawa Jinsei-roku</i> - 大川仁政録)
  • View of Yoshida (<i>Yoshida no zu</i>: 吉田之図) 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)
  • Segawa Rokō III (瀬川路考) as the courtesan Yūgiri (夕きり) of the Ōgiya house in the play <i>Tayū Shibaraku Yukari no Tsukimi</i> (太夫暫由縁月視)
  • Sawamura Gennosuke I with two <i>bijin</i> gathering pine branches or a New Year's celebration from the series 十二組の内 (<i>Jūni kumi no uchi</i>)

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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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