ADDITIONAL NOTES FOR THIS DESIGN
Currently Documented Version Characteristics:
|Title-caption (right margin):
||ツヽヂ, tsutsuji, Azalea
|Production Date (upper left margin):
||昭和十四年五月作 (May 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’.
|[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.]
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 this design is labeled only with a title supplied here.
Azalea, Rhododendron x hybrida
, 躑躅, つつじ, ツヽヂ, ツツジ, tsutsuji
, lit. 'rhododendron'. The variety shown is a variegated complex garden hybrid.