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 wfx3 a silhouette of the entire iris composition of wf8 is used as the background image, and the background itself is left uninked. The overlay image for wfx3 is adapted from only a portion of the dianthus in wf29.

The wfx3 design is printed in three colors: the background silhouette in very pale blue; the overlay silhouette (and accents on the background silhouette) in medium gray; and highlights only on the overlay 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: Dutch Iris and Bearded Iris, Iris cultivars

Overlay: Dianthus , Dianthus cultivar

Related Designs:
Other Iris Designs:

Other Dianthus Designs: