Oil/wood, 35 x 55 cm, lo. ri. sign. and dat. Valentin Ruths Hamburg 1886. - 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, Wroclaw, Flensburg, Kiel a. others. Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Der Neue Rump a. others.