Images not loading in Brave search engine

Since a while my Brave browser does not show ANY images in any of the search results in the Brave browser. (All, images, news and video previews)
Anywhere there is supposed to be an image, for a split of a second, colored backgrounds flash up. They quickly disappear and finally show a grey placeholder instead:

Using the search engine in Firefox or Safari browser on the same device displays the images as desired.
Also, this is only on my iMac, the notebook with the same Brave version installed does not show this behavior.

This seems to be the same issue as this one from @godric, which got closed without any solution:

Hope someone takes this on and finds a solution.

Could you try in a private window or a new profile ?

Also, does this happen to other search engines within brave ?