Temporary Number


Currently Documented Version Characteristics:
Version I: [no signature] [no seal] [no title-caption in lower margin] (example above)

Design History:
The designs of the supplemental set are greatly simplified images, typically of the same kinds of plants illustrated in the main series. The plants are shown as two primary silhouettes accented with highlight colors, one as an overlay on the other. One of these silhouettes (usually the backgrounded one) copies the composition of a particular main series design.

In wfx1 a silhouette of the entire tulip composition of wf5 is used as the background image without any interior lines or accents, and the background itself is left uninked. Uniquely for the supplemental set, the overlay image for wfx1 includes two species not otherwise represented in any other designs in the series.

The wfx15 design is printed in three colors: the background silhouette in pale gray; the overlay silhouette in pale gray-blue; and black accents only on the overlay. The overlay printing is partially translucent, and the underprinted color of the background shows through. These overlapping areas of color demonstrate that both parts were printed as complete (and independent) silhouettes.

Species Illustrated:
Background: Tulip, Tulipa hybrid cultivar

Overlay: unidentified amaryllid spp?; and Geum, Geum; both presumably garden cultivars

Related Designs:
Other Tulip Designs: