Version 1 copy with signature-seal combination



(Publication Date)

Currently Documented Marking Variations:
Title-caption: コスモス , kosumosu, 'cosmos'
All Copies: (lower right margin)

Production Date: 昭和十五年一月の作 (January 1940)
All Copies: (lower left margin)

Takemura Copyright: 版権所有 竹村秀雄, han ken sho yu Takemura Hideo, ‘printing rights held by Takemura Hideo’.
Version 1 (lower left margin below date) [illustrated above]
[No copies of Version 2: (lower right margin below title) are currently known]
[No copies of Version 3: (lower left margin) are currently known]
Version 4: (omitted) [not illustrated]

Signature and Seal: 蒲堂, Ho-dou [artist]; 竹村, Take-mura [publisher]
Copies of version 1 are documented both with and without a signature and seal combination. Version 4 is known only with the combination.

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.

Species Illustrated:
Cosmos, Cosmos bipinnatus cultivars, now usually コスモス, kosumosu; alternatively 秋桜, あきざくら, akizakura, lit. 'autumn cherry'.

Related Designs:
Western Flowers version