Oil/paper/wood, 27 x 34 cm, on the reverse on old label of gallery Commeter inscribed 'Valentin Ruths', min. dam. - Landscape a. architecture painter, studied at the Munich academy a. at the Düsseldorf academy under J.W. Schirmer, lived in Italy for some years. - Mus.: Hamburg (Kunsthalle, Altonaer Mus.), Berlin, Bremen, Breslau, Flensburg, Kiel a. others. - Lit.: Boetticher, Thieme-Becker, Rump, Der Neue Rump a. others.