水蓮
suiren
Water Lily

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(arbitrary identification)


ADDITIONAL NOTES FOR THIS DESIGN
Currently Documented Version Characteristics:
Title-caption (right margin): 水蓮, suiren, 'water lily'
Takemura Copyright (lower right 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 arbitrarily labeled with an alphabetic character since there is no publication date included in the margin.

Species Illustrated:
Water Lily, Nymphaea spp.,睡蓮, すいれん , スイレン, suiren, lit. 'sleepy lotus' is a familiar water garden plant in Japan and around the world. At least two hybrid varieties are illustrated here. The name variant used on the print, 水蓮, also suiren, lit. 'water lotus', is still used as a female given name but not currently for the plant.


Related Designs:
Western Flowers version