Oil/canvas, 55,5 x 45 cm, sign. a. dat. up. ri. K. Roth 1924, slightly rest. - Portrait a. figure painter, studied at the school of applied arts a. the academy Munich under A. Jank a. L. Herterich, early success as a portrait painter, portrayed many members of the upper classes, among them pope Pius XI, whom he portrayed in a studio specially set up in the Vatican, German president Paul v. Hindenburg a. crown prince Ruprecht of Bavaria. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Vollmer.