• Ichikawa Danjūrō IX in the role of Kuzunoka (葛の葉) from the series <i>Mimasu ai sugata</i> (三升合姿)
  • Ken Practice (<i>Ken no keiko</i> - けんのけいこ) from the play <i>Norikake Soga dōchū sugoroku</i> (飾駒曽我通双六)
  • Volume 3 of <i>Gaten Tsūkō</i> [画典通考]
  • The Marvelous Doctor Treats Serious Diseases (<i>Kitai na meii nanbyō ryōji</i> - 難病療治 - きたいなめい医)
  • Sound of a Bell (Suzu no Ne - 鈴の音) key block from the series <i>Ten Types of Female Nudes</i> (<i>Rajo jūsshu</i> - 裸女十種)
  • The Terrible Storm in Daimotsu Bay (<i>Daimotsu no ura nanpū no zu</i> - 大物浦難風之図)
  • Nakamura Utaemon III (中村歌右衛門) in a possible kabuki Suikoden role
  • Nakamura Utaemon III (中村歌右衛門) as Sukematsu no Kazue (助松かづえ) - center panel of a triptych based on the play <i>Five Chivalrous Women of the Yoshiwara</i> (<i>Otokodate iromo Yoshiwara</i> - 男作女吉原)
  • Left panel of a triptych of actors representing the 7 Lucky Gods on a chrysanthemum treasure ship with Segawa Senjo as Jurōjin and Nakamura Utaemon III as Hotei - from the series <i>Actors and the 12 Months</i>
  • 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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