Version I
DIANTHUS (ダイアンサス ) [caption as printed]
Dianthus (diansasu)
Version III (with later So-un markings) Version III (with later incorrect Hodo/Takemura 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] (with later So-un markings, example lower left)
Version III: [no signature] [no seal] [no title-caption in lower margin] (with later incorrect Hodo/Takemura markings, example lower right)

[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. The printing techniques and ink colors of Version I and Version II copies are usually closely similar. Version III copies typically do differ somewhat in printing technique and ink color from earlier version copies. The background treatement is also different. Version I has a very pale gray bokashi in the lower portion and version III has an uninked background.

Species Illustrated:
Pink, Dianthus spp. or hybrid cultivars

Related Designs:
Other Dianthus Designs: