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 wfx7 a silhouette of the entire waterlily composition of wf15 is used as the background image, and the background itself is left uninked. The overlay image for wfx7 uses the same foxglove species illustrated in wf16 but in an entirely new composition.

The wfx7 design is printed in three colors: the background silhouette in gray; the overlay silhouette (and accents on the background silhouette) in medium green; and additional highlights only on the overlay in black. 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: Water Lily, Nymphaea cultivars

Overlay: Foxglove, Digitalis cultivar

Related Designs:
Other Water Lily Designs:
wf15 Hodo/Takemura version

Other Foxglove Designs: