Eadweard Muybridge, ‘Animal Locomotion: Plate 168 (Two Boys Performing a Leap Frog)’, 1887, Beetles + Huxley

INSCRIBED WITH MUYBRIDGE'S LETTERPRESS CREDIT, SERIES TITLE, PLATE NUMBER AND DATE. STAMPED WITH MUSEUM OF EDINBURGH 'SCIENCE AND ART' STAMP ON REVERSE .
COLLOTYPE PRINT
18 X 23 1/2 INCHES (SHEET SIZE)
6 1/4 X 17 1/4 INCHES (IMAGE SIZE)

About Eadweard Muybridge

Eadweard Muybridge, originally a landscape and architectural photographer, is primarily known for his groundbreaking images of animals and people in motion. In 1872, a racehorse owner hired Muybridge to prove that galloping horses hooves were never all fully off the ground at the same time, a proposition that Muybridge's images would disprove. One of his main working methods was to rig a series of large cameras in a line to shoot images automatically as the animals passed. Viewed in a Zoopraxiscope machine, his images laid the foundation for motion pictures and contemporary cinematography.

British, 1830-1904, Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom