Version 1 copy with signature-seal combination

Fan Columbine


(Publication Date)

Currently Documented Marking Variations:
Title-caption: オダマキ草, odamakikusa, 'fan columbine'
All Copies: (lower right margin)

Production Date: 昭和十六年五月の作 (May 1941)
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 currently documented only with a signature and seal 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.

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:
Japanese Fan Columbine (or Dwarf Columbine), Aquilegia flabellata, 苧環, おだまき, オダマキ, odamaki, lit. 'flax ring'. The modifier 草, kusa, marks the name as that of an herbaceous plant.

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