• Lovers standing on a pier embracing in the moonlight
  • Minamoto Yoshinaka and His Four Retainers Defeat the Tengu in the Deep Mountains of Kiso (<i>Minamoto Yoshinaka Shitennō to tomo ni Kiso no okuyama ni tengu o taiji su</i>  - 源義仲四天王トともに木曽の奥山に天狗を退治す)
  • View of Maisaka (<i>Maisaka no zu</i>: 舞阪ノ図) 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)
  • Shun 舜 from the series, Parody of 24 examples of filial piety (<i>Nijūshikō mitate e-awase</i> -  二十四孝見立画合)
  • <i>Three-stringed Shamisen</i> (三すじ) from the series Modern Fashions (<i>Imasugata</i> - いま姿)
  • Nakamura Utaemon III (中村歌右衛門) as Matabei (又平) and Ichikawa Ichizō I (市川市蔵) as Tosa no Seigen (土佐のせうげん) in the play <i>Keisei hangankō</i> (けいせい反魂香)
  • Sawamura Sojūrō III in the role of a samurai
  • The ebb tide at Shibaura (<i>Shibaura no Shiohi</i> - 芝浦の汐干): Two girls gathering clams
  • Bandō Hikosaburō V (坂東彦三郎) as Kanki (かんき) in <i>Kokusenya Kassen</i> (国性爺合戦) - right panel of three
  • Kisegawa of the Matsubaya House (松葉屋喜瀬川) from the series <i>Six Beautiful Flowers of the Gay Quarters</i> (<i>Chaya Bijin Rokkasen</i> - 青楼美人六歌仙)

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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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