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Astounding Feats in Pen, Ink and Magnifying Glass

A 1734 family tree drawn by Buchinger. Credit Collection of Ricky Jay // These micrographic drawings, from the collection of Ricky Jay, are signed with some variation of “Matthias Buchinger, born without hands or feet.”


Formal ensemble Place of origin: United Kingdom (made) Date: 1760-1770 (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Watered plain woven silk, embroidered with silver thread, purl, spangles and strip, lined with silk, hand-sewn | V Search the Collections

Illustration of a Housekeeper at rest in her Still-Room taken from the frontispiece of Nathan Bailey’s Dictionarium Domesticum 1736