• Stone Garden (<i>Ishi Niwa</i> - 石庭)
  • Iwai Kumesaburō III [岩井粂三郎] as Inue Shinbei (犬江親兵衛) from the series <i>Loyal Heroes of the Hakkenden</i> (Giyū Hakkenden - 義勇八犬伝)
  • Nakamura Utaemon V as the nurse Masaoka of the Date clan in the play <i>Meiboku Sendai Hagi</i> , No. 24 from the series Portraits by Shin'ei (<i>Shin-ei hitsu nise-e</i>)
  • Young girl under a black parasol or <i>yōgasa</i> [黒の洋傘] from the series <i>True Beauties</i> (<i>Shin Bijin</i> - 真美人) - this is #14 of 36
  • Kō Teiken (黄廷堅) and Riku Seki (陸績) from the series <i>The Twenty-four Chinese Paragons of Filial Piety</i> (<i>Morokoshi nijūshi-kō</i> - 唐土廾四孝)
  • Young man on a horse being watched by two girls from behind a window
  • Ko (こ)  and So (そ) from the series <i>Japanese Brocades from the Genroku Era</i> (<i>Genroku Yamato Nishiki</i> - 元禄日本錦) - Sugino Juheiji Tsugifusa (杉野十平二次房) and Hayami Tozaemon Mitsutaka (早水籐左衛門満尭) - 2 figures from the <i>Chūshingura</i>
  • Arashi Kichisaburō II (嵐吉三郎) as Prince Koretaka (惟喬親王) on the right and Nakamura Utaemon III (中村歌右衛門) as Katō Masakiyo (加藤正清)  on the left - a <i>mitate</i>
  • View of Shono (<i>Shono no zu</i>: 四日市之図) 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)
  • Kohina (小雛) of the Ōmiya (あみや) from the series <i>Votive Hand Towels</i> (<i>Hōnō tenugui</i> - 奉納手拭)

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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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