Der Kauffmann

(The Merchant)


Der Todten-Tantz

Illustrated by Georg Scharffenberg




Complete Image


Single Greeting Card (with matching Envelope)

Code: GS TT19 SGC
Price: US$5.00

Image detail (for reference)

Reproduction on 8x12" sheet

Code: GS TT19 8x12
Price: US$30.00

Reproduction on 10x15" sheet

Code: GS TT19 10x15
Price: US$50.00




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


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

shown below.



Death to the Merchant:

Mr Merchant, leave your trade,

The time is here that you must die.

Death takes neither money nor goods,

Now dance here in high spirits.

The Merchant:

I had taken good care in life,

Chests and boxes were full.

Death has refused my gift,

And separated me from body and life.