Devil (portrait by C. Tacou). Frontispiece for the album Santa Claus, text by E. E. Cummings, etchings by Calder. Paris, ed. de l'Herne, 1974. Etching and aquatint. Subject : 49 x 34,5 cm. Sheet : 66,5 x 51 cm. Printed in colours. Meeting of 17 very nice proofs on vellum, including 6 signed in pencil. Accidents (tears, folds and soiling) to some plates. Joint: a serpente on which the artist has made his signature in pencil.
Constantin Tacou (1926-2001) was a French translator and publisher of Romanian origin. From 1976 until his death, he was the director of the publishing house L'Herne and of the journal
Les Cahiers de L'Herne.