• The right-hand panel of a triptych of <i>Women Masquerading as the Seven Gods of Good Fortune</i> (<i>Shichifukujin</i> - 七福神)
  • <i>The Calculating Type</i> from the series 'Twelve Scenes of Modern Beauties' (<i>Imayō bijin jūnikei</i> - 今様美人十二景) or Yoshiwara (よし原)
  • Kataoka Gadō no Miyuki [片岡我童のみゆき] - Kataoka Gadō IV as Miyuki in the play <i>Asagao nikki</i> 'The Tales of the Morning Glory' (<i>Shoutsushi Asagao Nikki</i>: 生写朝顔日記)
  • Number 33 (卅三)  from the series <i>Magic Lantern Slides of That Romantic Purple Figure</i> (<i>Sono sugata yukari no utsushi-e</i> - 其姿紫の写絵) 
  • <i>Mikake wa koi-i tonda iku hitoda</i> (みかけはこわいがとんだいい人だ) "Looks Fierce But is Really Nice" from the series <i>Men Join to Form a Man</i> - a modern printing
  • Upper left panel of a 6 panel piece: three maids of a samurai mansion - <i>On top of and beneath Ryōgoku Bridge </i> 'Ryōgokubashi no ue, shita' (両国橋上下)
  • Kaku Kyo (郭巨) and Kyō Shi (姜詩) from the series <i>The Twenty-four Chinese Paragons of Filial Piety</i> (<i>Morokoshi nijūshi-kō</i> - 唐土廾四孝)
  • <i>The Sumō Bout at Akazawa Mountain</i> (<i>Akazawa ōzumō</i> - 赤澤山大相撲) with Kawazo Saburō Sukeyasu (河津三郎祐親) on the right and Matano Gorō Kagehisa (股野五郎景久) on the left
  • Shoki astride a lion
  • Nakamura Utaemon III (中村歌右衛門) as Takechi Mitsuhide (武智光秀) - right panel of a diptych - from the play <i>Matsushita Kaheiji renga hyōban</i> [松下嘉平治連歌評判]

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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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