Version I Version III (with later incorrect Hodo/Takemura markings)
FUCHSIA (フクシヤ)
Fuchsia (fukushiya)
Version III (with later So-un markings lower right) Version III (with later So-un markings lower left)

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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 So-un markings in different positions within the image area; two lower examples)
Version III: [signature] [seal] [no title-caption in lower margin] (with later incorrect Hodo/Takemura markings, example upper 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. However, Version III copies typically do differ somewhat in printing technique and ink color from earlier version copies. There are three different background treatments. The lower background in versions I and II is a very pale gray, overall bokashi. Later variants either have limited bokashi as a gray halo around the blossoms (lower left), or an uninked background (upper right and lower right).

Unfortunately, not all of the examples illustrated here are in good condition. The examples at upper right and lower right have been margin-trimmed, and the originally pale creamy white papers are badly toned.

Species Illustrated:
Fuchsia, Fuchsia unidentified hybrid cultivar

Related Designs:
Other Fuchsia Designs: