てっぽうゆり
teppouyuri
Easter Lily

1939-01

(Publication Date)


ADDITIONAL NOTES FOR THIS DESIGN
Currently Documented Version Characteristics:
Title-caption (right margin): てっぽうゆり,teppouyuri, 'Easter lily'
Production Date (upper left margin): 昭和十四年一月作 (January 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.]

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:
Easter Lily (also Bermuda Lily), Lilium longiflorum , is called 鉄砲百合, てっぽうゆり, テッポウユリ, teppouyuri., lit. 'iron-cannon lily' (from the flaring shape of the muzzle). Although it is widely cultivated in the West it is actually an Asian species native to Taiwan and the Japanese Ryukyu Islands.


Related Designs:
Western Flowers version