The custom in France until the middle of the 18th century was for a man to go about the streets dressed in a deacon's robe, death's head, bones and tears. He would cry for the sleepers to awake and remember the dead. To pray to God for their souls.
This is an original painting 8" x 10" acrylic on acid-free paper. A one of a kind illustration signed by the artist, Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler. The painting does not contain the black borders or "My Good Babushka" watermark. These were added for formatting and security purposes.
You can find purchasing information for this piece, The Bellman of the Dead Original Painting
at My Good Babushka. Art, Jewelry and Needlework. Prints of The Bellman of the Dead are also available.