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Title

Animal Locomotion - An Electrophotographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Movements. Plate 751. Kangaroo walking on all fours, changing to jumping [Vol. 11 Wild Animals & Birds]

1885-1886


Artist

Eadweard Muybridge

England, United States of America, England

1830 - 1904


About

Muybridge was a pioneer in the advancement of photography and the development of the moving picture. Studies of movement became a widespread fascination later in the nineteenth century and improvements in photographic techniques allowed for a lower exposure time making these studies feasible. Having started his investigations in the 1870s, 'Animal Locomotion' is Muybridge's greatest work taking from 1884 to 1886 to complete. It contains 781 plates of animal and human movement for scientific and artistic purposes.

'Mr. Muybridge is not only an original but a daring man. He has smitten one of the gods of British ideology. Not the least instructive part of his lecture was his contrast between the positions of animals as shown in ancient or modern art with their true positions as shown by themselves in presence of the camera'. G.A. Sala, 'Tribune', New York, 24 June 1882.


Details


Date

1885-1886


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

collotype plate


Dimensions

21.3 x 34.4 cm image; 48.4 x 61.2 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated


Credit

Purchased 1989


Location

Not on display


Accession number

236.1989.6


Artist information

Eadweard Muybridge

Works in the collection

10


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Hugh Stokes (Editor), The master etchers: Charles Meryon, London, 42. cat.no. 94