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Eadweard Muybridge

 
Plate 143 from Animal Locomotion

Eadweard Muybridge was born in Kingston, England in 1830.
He died in 1904.

Known for:
Action photographs of human and animal locomotion; Animal Locomotion.

Most Popular Images:
"Galloping Horse" (first motion study); "Man Boxing"; "Woman with Cup, plate 143"

Did you know ... ?
• During the mid-1860s, Muybridge was appointed Director of Photographic Surveys for the United States Government.
• Supposedly prompted by a wager concerning a horse's gait made by ex-California governor Leland Stanford, Muybridge made his well-known study of a galloping horse in 1872.
• Some consider Muybridge the father of the motion pictures.

Quote:
“I am going to make a name for myself. If I fail, you will never hear of me again." - ca. 1852

General Format:
17" x 23" Collotypes and 16" x 20" Albumen landscapes (Yosemite)

How many photographs exist?
Animal Locomotion was printed in an edition of approximately 200.

Prices:
$250 - $12,500

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How are the photographs printed and signed?
The photographs have a studio stamp au recto or are unsigned.

Vintage:
All of Muybridge's photographs are vintage. Vintage means that the print date is at or near the same time as the negative date.

Technical Information:
Muybridge's continuing work with models in motion eventually led to his invention of the "zoopraxiscope," a moving picture machine that showed a rapid succession of images.

Portfolios:
Animal Locomotion

Books - In Print:
Muybridge: Complete Human -
Vols. I and II

Availability:
A Gallery for Fine Photography has a wonderful selection of Muybridge's photographs.

Price History:
1975: $100 - $250
1985: $350 - $3,500
1995: $550 - $12,500


Plate 569 from Animal Locomotion

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