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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 wfx10 a silhouette of the entire gladiolus composition of wf30 is used as the background image, but the shape is left uninked. Instead the silhouette is formed by printing the background color. Uniquely for the supplemental set, the overlay image is a new combination of two kinds of flowers. The overlay image for wfx10 is in part adapted from one stem of the dahlia composition in wf42. The second species is the same forget-me-not illustrated in wf27 but in an entirely new arrangement.

The wfx10 design is printed in three colors: the background in very pale yellow; the overlay silhouette (and accents on the background silhouette) in light coral; and additional highlights on both in dark coral-red. 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: Gladiolus, Gladiolus hybrid cultivars Overlay: Dahlia, Dahlia hybrid cultivar; and Forget-me-not, Myosotis sp. varieties

Related Designs:
Other Gladiolus Designs:

Other Forget-me-not Designs:

Other Dahlia Designs:
wf42 wf32 wf33 wf38 wfx9 wf39 wfx8 Hodo/Takemura Version

For additional dahlia designs in the primary Rakusan series see 94.