Bil Spira portrayed the author Joseph Roth in this ink drawing with only a few strokes. The caricature shows Joseph Roth in profile, sitting with a glass in his hand. His moustache, bow tie and belly in particular are drawn characteristically. In the lower right-hand corner of the drawing, Joseph Roth added the following by hand: "Joseph Roth the passionate drinker” [ed. trans.]. The drawing is also autographed by the illustrator himself with Bil 39.