Der Bauer

(The Farmer)


Der Todten-Tantz

Illustrated by Georg Scharffenberg




Complete Image


Single Greeting Card (with matching Envelope)

Code: GS TT34 SGC
Price: US$5.00

Image detail (for reference)

Reproduction on 8x12" sheet

Code: GS TT34 8x12
Price: US$30.00

Reproduction on 10x15" sheet

Code: GS TT34 10x15
Price: US$50.00




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


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

shown below.



Death to the Farmer:

You have had great daily work,

Early and late without cease.

Your burden I will take from you,

Give me your basket, flail and sword.

The Farmer:

Oh ugly Death, give me my hat,

My work does not pain me anymore.

The work that I have done every day,

Why are you dragging me, a poor old man?