Version 1 copy with signature-seal combination Version 1 copy without signature-seal combination



(Publication Date)

Currently Documented Marking Variations:
Title-caption: 水仙, suisen, 'narcissus'
All Copies: (lower right margin)

Production Date: 昭和十二年四月作 (April 1937)
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]
[No copies of Version 4: (omitted) are currently known]

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. Although nearly all Hodo signatures in this series are identical, this design has two slightly different signatures (not currently illustrated).

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 labeled with its original publication date shown in the left margin.

The background colors of this design vary in saturation as shown in the examples above.

Species Illustrated:
Narcissus, Narcissus, 水仙, suisen, 'narcissus' has been hybridized into many garden forms. Here two narcissus varieties are included, a tall double-flowered hybrid yellow and a small umbel-forming white.

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