I picked this little picture up at auction and I prefer not to open up the frame as the back is sealed in paper with a label that tells me it was framed prior to 1926 as the framers was in business between 1891 and 1926.
Normally I am good at telling a woodblock, but in this one the black paint of the trees has a thicker texture and is slightly raised from the paper. The photo is all a bit deceptive as the picture is a little more sepia than this. The size is 10 cm by 14 cm.
I am fairly sure it is Japanese and it is lovely, but it would be great to know what it is and maybe even who it is by.
Thank you for your help.
Is it on paper or, if you look closely, can you see if it's on fabric with a cross-weave? Most of the images I've seen in this style have been printed on silk.
Thank you for your reply, I have added a couple of pictures that are as close-up as possible, I think it is textured paper, however now am hoping it is not a hand painted 1900s postcard. I have seen a couple online that says they are hand painted postcards, but I cannot see the finish to see if it is this same textured paper or with a finish over it. On this one you can definitely see blobs of paint for want of a better description.
Thank you x