芍薬
shakuyaku
Herbaceous Peony

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(arbitrary identification)


ADDITIONAL NOTES FOR THIS DESIGN
Currently Documented Version Characteristics:
Title-caption (right margin): 芍薬, shakuyaku, 'herbaceous peony'
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’.
[Only the version with the Hodo signature and Takemura seal has been documented for this design and is illustrated above. The presumed original version lacked 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.

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:
Herbaceous Peony (Chinese Peony), Paeonia lactiflora, 芍薬, しゃくやく , シャクヤク, shakuyaku.


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