• View of Fuchū (<i>Fuchū no zu</i>: 府中之図) 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)
  • The last stand of the Kusunoki at Shijō-nawate - 楠家勇士四条縄手にて討死
  • Sumō wrestler Hiraishi (平石) from the series <i>Sumō hanei tamari iri no zu</i> (相撲繁栄り入の図) - <i>Nishi no kata</i> (西ノ方)
  • Archer on horseback preparing to shoot an arrow
  • Ichikawa Udanji I [市川右団治] as Kainosuke [甲斐之助] on the right and Onoe Tamizō II [尾上多見蔵] as Komakine Hachirō [駒木根八郎] on the left, in <i>Irokurabe Aki no Nanakusa</i> (色競秋七草) [(sic) - actually <i>Keisei Nazuna no Sekku</i> - けいせい薺佳節]
  • Onoe Matsusuke II (尾上松助) in a kabuki role possibly related to the Soga <i>mono</i>
  • <i<Abuna-e shunga</i> frontispiece portrait bust
  • Nakamura Utaemon IV as the wrestler Iwakawa Jirōkichi in the play <i>The Rise of the 1000 Ryō Wrestler</i> (<i>Sekitori Senryō Nobori</i> - 関取千両幟)
  • The Syllable Mi(み)for Sunset Glow on the Water Seller from the Eight Views (<i>Mizu-uri no sekishō</i> - みづうりの夕照  -  <i>hakkei no uchi</i> - 八景のうち)  
  • Onoe Tamizo II as a night watchman and as a Chinese princess

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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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