This is a rather rare and unique listing. It is an original oil on canvas After Eduard Von Grutzner (German, 1846-1925), signed in the lower left hand corner "A E Grutzner", of a Monk in a Wine Cellar. It is a delightful piece, with the Monk sneaking a few bottles away, stealing a sip or two while another Monk looks on from a hiding place. The barrel has what almost appears to be an inscription of some sort on the front, though it is illegible - on the original piece, this is w the artist's signature was inscribed. The piece is full of life, and an interesting blend of colors and form with outstanding proportions. The artist carefully blends a sense the discipline of realism and high level detail with a level of informality that brings humor to the art.
This is a beautiful original reproduction of a humorous work by an artist hailed in Germany as the "Last Master". The painting sits in nearly mint condition held in a beautiful gilt frame (has repairs and damage as visible in photos below). This is a great conversation piece and brings alot of life to any room.
Framed: 14" by 17"
Unframed: 9" by 12"
Visually Outstanding Condition -
Period frame with numerous repairs - damage to frame visible in photos below.
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