Temporary Number


Currently Documented Version Characteristics:
Version I: [no signature] [no seal] [no title-caption in lower margin] (example above)

Design History:
Each supplemental set design is based upon at least one of the designs in the primary series. It consists of two basic parts, the background image and an overlay image. Occasionally, the background image may be enhanced with highlights included on the overlay plates, and here the third color is used only on the overlay image.

For wfx6, the silhouette of wf3 was used as the background image. Uniquely for the supplemental set, the overlay image for wfx6 is also derived in part from the same design used for the backround image. Although the overlay image appears at first to be an entirely new composition, only the foliage is new, and the central blossom is also copied directly from wf3.

Species Illustrated:
Background and Overlay: Rose, Rosa hybrid cultivars

Related Designs:
Other Rose Designs:
wf3 wf49

For additional rose designs in the primary Rakusan series see 7.