• Ichiro's Picture Album (Ichiro gafu  一老画譜)
  • <i>Yabusame</i> [流鏑馬] drawing (?): an archer on horseback preparing to shoot an arrow
  • Meoka of the Hyogoya (兵库屋目岡) from the <i>Array of Famous Beauties on the Floral Patios</i> (廊花名君揃)
  • Chūjō-hime (中将姫) from the series <i>Mirror of Women of Wisdom and Courage</i> (<i>Kenyū fujo kagami</i> - 賢勇婦女鏡)
  • Seibokukan Kakushibun (井木案郝思文 aka Hao Siwen, Wild Dog) from the series <i>One of the 108 Heroes of the Popular Water Margin</i> (<i>Tsūzoku Suikoden gōketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori</i> - 通俗水滸傳濠傑百八人一個 )
  • Odai Matarokurō - 小田井又六郎 (Yorisada) breaking a saké jar with his spear and Iwazu Tetsuemon - 岩津銕右衛門 (Shigenobu) drinking in the background from the series <i>One hundred and eight Heroes of the Japanese Suikoden</i> (<i>Honchō Suikoden gōketsū happyakunin no hitori</i> - 本朝水滸伝豪傑八百人一個)
  • Actor bust in snow from the series <i>Kokin Yujinki</i> (古今勇人記) or <i>Record of Heroes Past and Present</i>
  • Volume 3 of <i>A Record of the Benevolent Government at Ōgawa</i> (<i>Ōkawa Jinsei-roku</i>
 - 大川仁政録)
  • <i>Three-stringed Shamisen</i> (三すじ) from the series Modern Fashions (<i>Imasugata</i> - いま姿)
  • Ichikawa Danjūrō VII (市川 團十郎) as the <i>sumō</i> wrestler Iwakawa Jirōkichi (岩川次郎吉) - right-hand panel of a diptych

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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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