Eadweard Muybridge’s sequential photographs of human and animal bodies in motion were hugely influential on artists and scientists alike, and served as forerunners for what became known as ”motion pictures.” This was the first time that such scenes had been captured by a camera in such detail. Many of the images were published as a portfolio in 1887. The quality and originality of the photographs overcame initial concerns about the possible obscenity of so much male and female nudity in a single publication.
1872-1885, copyrighted 1887
sheet: 19 1/4 x 24 in. (48.9 x 61 cm)
image: 8 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (21.6 x 34.3 cm) (show scale)
Printed below plate: "Animal Locomotion. Plate. 340 / Copyright, 1887. by Eadweard Muybridge. All rights reserved."
Anonymous gift in memory of Jack Boulton
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Eadweard Muybridge (British, 1830-1904). Animal Locomotion, 1872-1885, copyrighted 1887. Photogravure, sheet: 19 1/4 x 24 in. (48.9 x 61 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift in memory of Jack Boulton, 1989.30.28 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1989.30.28_view1_PS9.jpg)
overall, 1989.30.28_view1_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2016
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