Version I Version III (with So-un markings)
WATER.LILY (ウオターリリー) [caption as printed]
Water Lily (uotaaririi)

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Currently Documented Version Characteristics:
Version I: [no signature] [no seal] [title-caption in lower margin] (example on left)
Version II: [no signature] [no seal] [no title-caption in lower margin] (not illustrated)
Version III: [signature] [seal] [no title-caption in lower margin] (example on right, shown with So-un markings)

[For illustration of seals, see the Seals article.]

Design History:
This design was part of the original series of forty-eight designs completed by October 1931 and was also included in later reprintings. The example images were taken with different cameras. However, Version III copies typically do differ somewhat in printing technique and ink color from earlier version copies. One difference is that the lower background in Version I is a very pale green bokashi, and later versions have uninked backgrounds.

The silhouette of wf15 is also used as the background element in a supplemental set design, wfx7.

The design of the water lily in the Hodo/Takemura Floral Series was closely copied from this print (see below)

Species Illustrated:
Water Lily, Nymphaea varieties

Related Designs:
Other Water Lily Designs:
wfx7 Hodo/Takemura version