The New International Encyclopædia/Roth, Christoph

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ROTH, rōt, Christoph (1840—). A German sculptor, born at Nuremberg. Although for six years a pupil of Sickinger and then of Knabl in Munich, he was largely self-taught. In 1866 he attracted notice through the publication of Der anatomische Aktsaal, an instructive work for artists, and soon obtained numerous commissions for portrait busts and statues, among which were those of Bismarck (the first modeled from life by any sculptor), of the philosopher Feuerbach, the monument to the naturalist Siebold, at Würzburg, and some in the military museum of the Royal Arsenal in Munich. His impressive life-size group “Dying” (1899) was acquired by the Zurich Museum. He was awarded several medals and made royal professor.