Der Hertzog

(The Duke)


Der Todten-Tantz

Illustrated by Georg Scharffenberg




Complete Image


Single Greeting Card (with matching Envelope)

Code: GS TT10 SGC
Price: US$5.00

Image detail (for reference)

Reproduction on 8x12" sheet

Code: GS TT10 8x12
Price: US$30.00

Reproduction on 10x15" sheet

Code: GS TT10 10x15
Price: US$50.00




This image carries the monogram "GS" and is attributed to Georg Scharffenberg.


Depicting the exchange between Death and the Duke, this illustration is associated traditionally with the text

shown below.



Death to the Duke:

Have you jumped high with women,

Proud Duke, it has succeeded well for you.

For this you must atone in the dance,

Well then, be pleased now to greet the dead.


The Duke:

Oh murder, must I so soon from here?

Leave land, people, wife, child behind?

Then may God have mercy in His Kingdom,

Now I'll become like my dance partner.