Der Wucherer

(The Usurer)


Der Todten-Tantz

Illustrated by Georg Scharffenberg




Complete Image


Single Greeting Card (with matching Envelope)

Code: GS TT24 SGC
Price: US$5.00

Image detail (for reference)

Reproduction on 8x12" sheet

Code: GS TT24 8x12
Price: US$30.00

Reproduction on 10x15" sheet

Code: GS TT24 10x15
Price: US$50.00




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


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

shown below.



Death to the Usurer:

I do not look at your gold and money,

You Usurer and godless man.

Christ has not taught you that,

A black Death is your traveling companion.

The Usurer:

I did not ask much after Christ's teachings,

My usury attracted me much more.

Now all suffering is left behind,

What avails my scraping and my skinning?