Today’s works of art are by a German artist, Eduard Grützner, who was born in 1846 and became well-known for his genre paintings of monks until his death in 1925. I had a hard time choosing from among his monk paintings, so there are a number of them presented here. Few of them are dated, and they would have been throughout his career. Many of them appear to be the same monk used as the model. And some of them can be purchased at Art Prints on Demand. But to me, they’re exactly what I envision when I think of 19th century monastery breweries.
Bruder Braumeister im Bierkeller (a.k.a. Brother Master Brewer in the Beer Cellar from 1902).
Braumeister bei der Brotzeit im Klosterkeller (a.k.a. Master brewer snacking in the Cloister cellar from 1892).
Bier Test (1905).
Mönch auf dem Weg zur Brotzeit (a.k.a. Monk on the Way to Snack).
The Connoisseur (a.k.a. Capuchin monk).
The Klosterbräu with Salvatorhumpen as Well as Radish and Radish (1889).
The Brewmaster’s Break (1885)
Kellermeister (a.k.a. Cellarmaster).