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Nov 19, Galloping Elk (all images from Eadweard Muybridge’s “Descriptive Zoopraxography, or the Science of Animal Locomotion made Popular,”. Eadweard Muybridge carried out the photography for his Animal Locomotion plates on the University of Pennsylvania campus with the support of the University. Aug 18, Prints from Eadweard Muybridge. From Animal Locomotion. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, Collotypes. Approx. 19 1/8 x 24 1/8.

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Plate Ostrich RunningEadweard Muybridge. Archived from the original on 24 March Plate Elephant Walking Plate Horse CanteringEadweard Muybridge.

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Plate Child CrawlingEadweard Muybrjdge. Muybridge recorded varied forms of movement in a wide range of animals, mostly taken at Philadelphia zoo. While recuperating in England and receiving treatment from Sir William GullMuybridge took up the new field of professional photography sometime between and He began his photographic career as a landscape photographer, producing dramatic views of both Yosemite and San Francisco.

Eadweard Muybridge, Animal Locomotion

Muygridge, trading in photographs and engravings as well as publications. Born in in Kingston upon Thames, London, Muybridge emigrated to America as a young man and worked as a bookseller.


Eadweard Muybridge was one of the great photographic thinkers and technical pioneers of all time, whose mind reached beyond still photography and anticipated the rise of cinema.

Up until this time, most artists painted horses at a trot with one foot always on the ground; and at a full gallop with nuybridge front legs extended forward and the hind legs extended to the rear, and all feet off the anlmal.

Many of his stereoscopic photos were published widely, and can still be found today.

Retrieved from ” https: Virtual National Museum of American History website. Louisby rail to New York City, then by ship to England. He returned to the US once more, in —, to settle financial affairs and to dispose of property related to his work at the University of Pennsylvania. Muybridge gained notice for his landscape photographs, which showed the grandeur and expansiveness of the West; if human figures were portrayed, they were dwarfed by their surroundings, as in Chinese landscape paintings.

His reputation as lpcomotion an adventurous and progressive photographer led him to work as both a war and official government photographer. Muybridge get away with murder? Addison Gallery of American Art website. His cousin Norman Selfewho also grew up in Kingston upon Thames, moved to Australia and, following a family tradition, became a renowned engineer. He went to New York City, where he continued in treatment for nearly a year before being able to sail to England.


Muybridge emigrated to the United States as a young man and during his first decade in America he worked animao a bookseller in both New York and San Francisco under the name of E.

Eadweard Muybridge: Animal Locomotion – Seeing Science

Plate Bison Galloping Plate Baboon ClimbingEadweard Muybridge. Muybridge also documented human subjects engaged in walking, running, descending staircases as well as engaging in activities such as boxing, fencing, weight lifting and wrestling.

Plate Pigeon in Flight All were born in Banstead, Surrey. Photographs of Florado Muybridge muybricge an adult show him to have strongly resembled Muybridge.

Archived from the original on 27 June On 17 October, Muybridge went to Calistoga to track down Larkyns. ByMuybridge was a successful bookseller. Plate Lion Walking ,