Oblong 8vo (postcard). 1 page.
Inscribed to the German dermatologist Alwin Scharlau.
One of Munich's leading genre painters in the second half of the 19th century and an avid art collector, Grützner specialized in painting scenes of monastic life which earned him the byname "Mönchmaler", and repeatedly portrayed the Shakespeare character Sir John Falstaff.
Traces of a postmark. Self-addressed by the collector on the reverse. The Mecklenburg physician Scharlau (b. 1888) assembled a collection of artists' autographs by personal application.