Die Kúnigin

(The Queen)


Der Todten-Tantz

Illustrated by Georg Scharffenberg




Complete Image


Single Greeting Card (with matching Envelope)

Code: GS TT7 SGC
Price: US$5.00

Image detail (for reference)

Reproduction on 8x12" sheet

Code: GS TT7 8x12
Price: US$30.00

Reproduction on 10x15" sheet

Code: GS TT7 10x15
Price: US$50.00




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


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

shown below.



Death to the Queen:

Mrs Queen, your joy has ended,

dance with me into the death-house.

Neither beauty, gold nor money will help you,

I am dancing with you in this world.


The Queen:

Oh woe and alas, oh woe for ever.

Where is now my maid,

with whom I had many pleasures?

Oh Death, take it easy, don't hurry with me.