Version 1 copy with signature-seal combination

Climbing Rose


(Publication Date)

Currently Documented Marking Variations:
Title-caption: つるばら, tsurubara, 'climbing rose'
All Copies: (lower right margin)

Production Date: 昭和十四年六月の作 (June 1939)
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. 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. However, there are other examples of roses in Western Flowers 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.

Species Illustrated:
Rose, Rosa spp., 薔薇, ばら, バラ, bara, is the common name for any kind of rose. The type shown here is a climbing variety labled with the modifier 蔓, つる, ツル, lit. 'creeper, climber, vine'.

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