Version 2 copy without a signature-seal combination Version 2 copy with a signature-seal combination (badly toned copy)

Morning Glory

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(arbitrary identification)

Currently Documented Marking Variations:
Title-caption: あさがお , asagao, 'morning glory'
All Copies: (right margin)

Takemura Copyright: 版権所有 竹村秀雄, han ken sho yu Takemura Hideo, ‘printing rights held by Takemura Hideo’.
[No copies of Version 1 (lower left margin below date) are currently known]
Version 2: (lower right margin below title) [illustrated above]
Version 3: (lower left margin)
Version 4: (omitted)

Signature and Seal: 蒲堂, Ho-dou [artist]; 竹村, Take-mura [publisher]
Copies of version 2 are documented both with and without a signature and seal combination. All known copies of version 3 and version 4 have the combination.

Currently Documented Version Characteristics:
Title-caption (right margin): あさがお , asagao, 'morning glory'
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 arbitrarily labeled with an alphabetic character since there is no publication date available.

Species Illustrated:
Japanese Morning Glory, Ipomoea nil, 朝顔 , あさがお , アサガオ , asagao, lit. 'morning face', has been hybridized into many garden forms. Here three varieties are shown.

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