矢車菊
yagurumagiku
Cornflower

1939-08

(Publication Date)


ADDITIONAL NOTES FOR THIS DESIGN
Currently Documented Version Characteristics:
Title-caption (right margin): 矢車菊 , yagurumagiku, 'cornflower'
Production Date (upper left margin): 昭和十四年八月の作 (August 1939)
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. Although this series was in direct imitation of Maria Gabo's Western Flowers Series, this particular design does not have a direct counterpart in that series. However, there is an example of another species of Centaurea in Western Flowers Series (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:
Cornflower, Centaurea cyanus spp., 矢車菊, やぐるまぎく , ヤグルマギク, yagurumagiku, lit. 'arrow-wheel (decorative windmill) chrysanthemum'.


Related Designs:
Western Flowers version