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 wfx11 a silhouette of the entire poppy composition of wf11 is is used as the background image, and the background itself is left uninked. The overlay image for wfx11 is an entirely new composition using a species of fuchsia different from the one in wf40.

The wfx11 design is printed in three colors: the background silhouette in pale gray; the overlay silhouette (and accents on the background silhouette) in medium gray; and additional highlights on both in dark gray. 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: Opium Poppy, Papaver somniferum hybrid cultivar

Overlay: Fuchsia, Fuchsia hybrid cultivar

Related Designs:
Other Opium Poppy Designs:
wf11 wf12 wf23

Other Fuchsia Designs: