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Eadweard Muybridge (American/British, 1830–1904)
LOT ID: 80726
Animal Locomotion, Plate 257 (Man Lying Down and Getting Up); Animal Locomotion, Plate 388 (Man Digging) (2 works), 1887

Other, Collotype
9.75 х 12 in. (24.76 x 30.48 cm.)
Other, credited in plate.
Print/Casting Year 1887
Lot description
Animal Locomotion, Plate 257 (Man Lying Down and Getting Up), 1887 is 9.75 x 12 inches (24.8 x 30.5 cm).

Animal Locomotion, Plate 388 (Man Digging), 1887, is 7.12 x 16.25 inches (18.1 x 41.3 cm).

Eadweard Muybridge is most famous for his split-second studies of motion, which he began in 1872 by attempting to capture the movement of a galloping horse. By 1877 he had developed a technique in which he would place 12 cameras in a row to capture each stage of the subject's movement. He completed a series of 781 plates using this method, depicting subjects including men, women, children, birds and animals.

The collotype process was used between 1870 and 1920. Typically, a glass plate was coated with sensitized gelatin and exposed under a negative. Light passing through the negative would harden the gelatin on the glass plate. The unexposed gelatin would absorb the water when washed and the exposed gelatin would repel it. The washed glass plate would then be coated with ink, adhering to the exposed gelatin and printed onto fine paper.
Animal Locomotion, Plate 257 (Man Lying Down and Getting Up) Animal Locomotion, Plate 388 (Man Digging) (2 works) by Eadweard Muybridge
  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 257 (Man Lying Down and Getting Up) Animal Locomotion, Plate 388 (Man Digging) (2 works) by Eadweard Muybridge
  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 257 (Man Lying Down and Getting Up) Animal Locomotion, Plate 388 (Man Digging) (2 works) by Eadweard Muybridge
  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 257 (Man Lying Down and Getting Up) Animal Locomotion, Plate 388 (Man Digging) (2 works) by Eadweard Muybridge
  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 257 (Man Lying Down and Getting Up) Animal Locomotion, Plate 388 (Man Digging) (2 works) by Eadweard Muybridge
  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 257 (Man Lying Down and Getting Up) Animal Locomotion, Plate 388 (Man Digging) (2 works) by Eadweard Muybridge
  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 257 (Man Lying Down and Getting Up) Animal Locomotion, Plate 388 (Man Digging) (2 works) by Eadweard Muybridge
  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 257 (Man Lying Down and Getting Up) Animal Locomotion, Plate 388 (Man Digging) (2 works) by Eadweard Muybridge
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