Galloping Elk (all images from Eadweard Muybridge’s “Descriptive Zoopraxography, or the Science of Animal Locomotion made Popular,”. Motion studies by Eadweard Muybridge. impressions showing images from this important series of studies of people and animals in. English photographer Eadweard Muybridge was a pioneer in visual studies of human and animal locomotion. In , he famously helped settle a bet for former.

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Families Teachers and students Groups Access. We use cookies to improve your experience online. By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our cookies policy. Eadweard Muybridge RA Collection: The eleven-part work contains numbered plates.


But its accompanying prospectus – Animal locomotion: Therefore the content of sets varies greatly. This set of the Royal Academy contains a title page and 21 plates, numbered,,3,,, The Academy also holds, without title-page, duplicates of seven plates of the present selection and a further 76 plates – housed and catalogued separately.

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Each plate carries the copyright of Eadweard Muybridge and the date Prodger [exhibition catalogue] ; Silent motioned. Delimita ; Motion and document, sequence and time: Eadweard Muybridge and contemporary American photographyed. Reynolds [exhibition catalogue] ; Eadweard Muybridge, Animal Locomotion: Wells [exhibition catalogue] ; Eadweard Muybridge, the Stanford years,ed.

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Scharf, Art and photography ; The painter and the photographed. Van Deren Coke [exhibition catalogue] Of the plates show men, women and children, nude, semi-nude or clothed, and other animals 95 of the horse. Each plate presents a series of ‘stills’ showing the various stages of a complete movement. The present selection of the numbered plates shows [with titles taken from the ‘prospectus and catalogue’, where known]: Muybridge began photographing the motion of the horse inand continued this with an improved shutter working at the speed of a thousandth of a second and with banks of cameras from From his photographs of human and other animal motion were made at Pennsylvania University – this production of the Photo-gravure Company was one of the most complex in the history of collotype.


Eadweard Muybridge, Animal Locomotion

Muybridge’s studies demonstrated that artists’ traditional depictions of the positions of moving animals had been untrue to nature. A reprint of the complete work was published in as Muybridge’s Complete Human and Animal Locomotion: The front paste-down carries the bookplate of the Royal Academy of Arts, inscribed in ink, ‘Dame Laura Knight bequest’.

Incomplete; containing only 21 of the plates. The front end-paper is inscribed in ink, ‘E.