Freyda Spira is an Associate Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she specializes in Northern Renaissance and Baroque prints, drawings, and illustrated books. She holds a BA from Barnard College, an MA from Columbia University, and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. Her exhibitions at the Met include: The Power of Prints: The Legacy of William Ivins and Hyatt Mayor (2016); Wordplay: Matthias Buchinger’s Drawings from the Collection of Ricky Jay (2016); Dürer and Beyond: Central European Drawings (2012); and at the National Gallery in Washington, Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings, 1475-1540 (2012).

Johann Michael Püchler the Younger: Micrography in Print

(Fig. 1) Johann Michael Püchler, Portrait of Martin Luther (ca. 1680–1702), engraving, 95 x 267 cm. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Buried in a volume that functioned as both an album amicorum and a collection album amassed by the Swiss politician Hans Wilpert Zoller (1673–1757) is an engraving by the early 18th-century artist Johann Michael Püchler the Younger Read More