Version 1 copy with signature-seal combination

Easter Lily


(Publication Date)

Currently Documented Marking Variations:
Title-caption: てっぽうゆり, teppouyuri, 'Easter lily'
All Copies: (lower right margin)

Production Date: 昭和十四年一月作 (January 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]
[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. 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:
Easter Lily (also Bermuda Lily), Lilium longiflorum , is called 鉄砲百合, てっぽうゆり, テッポウユリ, teppouyuri., lit. 'iron-cannon lily' (from the flaring shape of the cannon muzzle). Although it is widely cultivated in the West, it is actually an Asian species native to Taiwan and the Japanese Ryukyu Islands.

Related Designs:
Western Flowers version