I was almost certain it was an original woodblock print, that brushed colours were the clue, but you never can be sure, I have opened these up only to find a page number and printed words or even worse a calender !! I was not disappointed this time, as you can see from the picture below it has been printed on a fine paper and laid down on card. I was hoping a pencil signature was hiding under the mount or some other notes that would help with attribution. No such luck.
Which brings me to the problem ? who was the artist and when was it created ? Any ideas. Does anyone recognise the monogram of M within a box or the style. The pictures below are the framers label and an address found on the backing board. Note that there is not a telephone number, which suggests and early date. It is tiny only 8cm by 8cm.
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