Der Kęyser

(The Emperor)


Der Todten-Tantz

Illustrated by Georg Scharffenberg




Complete Image


Single Greeting Card (with matching Envelope)

Code: GS TT4 SGC
Price: US$5.00

Image detail (for reference)

Reproduction on 8x12" sheet

Code: GS TT4 8x12
Price: US$30.00

Reproduction on 10x15" sheet

Code: GS TT4 10x15
Price: US$50.00




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


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

shown below.



Death to the Emperor:

Mr Emperor with the gray beard,

You have long saved your repentance.

Therefore, do not struggle, you must from here

and dance after my fife's tone.


The Emperor:

I could well have have increased the kingdom,

with war and fight prevented injustice.

Now Death has won over me,

so that I am no longer like an Emperor.