Four watercolours, 13 to 21,5 x 21,5 to 33,5 cm, three paintings sign. and dat. Val. Ruths 1888, matted a. framed under glass, uninspected out of frame. - Landscape and architecture painter, studied at the Munich academy and 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.: Thieme-Becker, Boetticher, Der Neue Rump a. others.