コスモス
kosumosu
Cosmos

1940-01

(Publication Date)


ADDITIONAL NOTES FOR THIS DESIGN
Currently Documented Version Characteristics:
Title-caption (right margin): コスモス , kosumosu, 'cosmos'
Production Date (upper left margin): 昭和十五年一月の作 (January 1940)
Takemura Copyright (lower left margin): 版権所有 竹村秀雄, han ken sho yu Takemura Hideo, ‘printing rights held by Takemura Hideo’.
[Versions are documented both with and without the Hodo signature and Takemura seal. The illustration above is the original version without these markings.]

Design History:
This design is one of several in a small series of garden flowers which Hodo created for Takemura. This series was in direct imitation of Maria Gabo's Western Flowers Series, and this particular design has a direct counterpart in that series which was used as a model for the Hodo design (see below).

Because there are almost certainly additional designs which remain to be documented, this series has not yet been assigned sequence numbers. For now the design is labeled with its original publication date taken from the left margin.

Species Illustrated:
Cosmos, Cosmos bipinnatus cultivars, now usually コスモス, kosumosu; alternatively 秋桜, あきざくら, akizakura, lit. 'autumn cherry'.


Related Designs:
Western Flowers version