This work is an illustration to the story of Rumpelstizchen from Six Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm , printed by the Print Shop, Amsterdam and published by Petersburg Press, London in association with the Kasmin Gallery, 1970.
The etching was drawn onto the plate by the artist, proofed by Maurice Payne and printed by Piet Clement.
"below a high mountain at the edge of the forest, in the middle of nowhere, I saw a tiny house with a fire in front and a strange little man riding around on a cooking spoon. Every now and then he'd shout:
Today I dance tomorrow I travel The Queen's child will soon be mine No one will know from where I came Or that RUMPELSTILZCHEN is my name. "