Version I
FOXGLOVE (フォクスグロブ) [caption as printed]
Foxglove (fokusugurobu)
Version III (with Rakusan markings) Version III (with So-un markings)

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Currently Documented Version Characteristics:
Version I: [no signature] [no seal] [title-caption in lower margin] (example upper 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] (examples lower left, shown with Rakusan markings; and lower 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 and under different lighting conditions and reproduction qualities. Version III copies typically do differ somewhat in printing technique and ink color from earlier version copies.

This design is one of the best examples of the unreliability of the attribution markings since the two Version III examples are conflictingly labeled.

Species Illustrated:
Common Foxglove, Digitalis purpurea cultivars

Related Designs:
Other Foxglove Designs: